MONTREAL — A telecom watchdog group says routine errors on cellphone bills continue to be a major headache for consumers, who often complained they were charged too much.A report by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services finds consumers also say they weren’t given discounts or credits promised or their contracts didn’t reflect the services they thought they were getting.The non-profit group helps settle disputes between consumers and telecom service providers.It handled almost 11,000 complaints for 2011 to 2012, a 35% increase from the previous year.The complaints included wireless, local phone and long distance and Internet services.[np-related]Andrew Barr/National Post For the last three years, complaints about cellphone services have made up more than half of the telecom services complaints, a hot button issue for consumers.“The No. 1 complaint is what I will call routine billing errors related to regular service,” said commissioner Howard Maker, who released his annual report Thursday.“Wireless tends to be a complaint generator,” Maker said.Maker said a national code of conduct for Canada’s wireless providers should eventually help lower complaints.“We think it will set minimum standards for service provider conduct and will clarify rights and responsibilities.”The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has asked Canadians to help draft the code because consumers have said their monthly contracts are confusing and the terms and conditions can vary greatly from one wireless company to another.This year, more than 60% of the complaints to Maker’s watchdog group were about wireless services, which face numerous technological changes, he said.The No. 1 complaint is what I will call routine billing errors related to regular service“I often think the technology guys and the marketing guys get ahead of the customer service folks. So it’s difficult for the customer service folks to convey all of the information that consumers need in a timely way and in an accurate way.”Maker also noted that his group solved 90% of the complaints it received and said sometimes the solutions were glaringly obvious.Some of the solutions were so simple that “you kind of scratch your head” and wonder why customers couldn’t get any satisfaction, he said.“We see so many complaints that could have been avoided, in our view, with a little extra care provided by the service provider at first instance.”The second-biggest complaint was clauses in consumers’ cellphone contracts, known as terms of service, which includes such things as early termination fees, the report said.That underscores that consumers need to understand their contracts, Maker said.The watchdog group also received complaints about lost smartphones and if consumers needed to keep paying their monthly contracts.Consumers aren’t off the hook and need to be aware of their responsibilities and options, Maker said.“Losing your device is not a basis to stop paying your monthly fees,” he said.“Although we understand customers’ frustration with having to pay for a service that they can no longer use, the physical protection of a customer’s device is not the service provider’s responsibility,” the report adds.The report also found that local telephone service and Internet service were No. 2 and No. 3 in generating complaints.The main complaint with these services, again, was billing errors, Maker said. Complaints about Internet services also include disputes about usage caps.Maker said 178 telecom service providers and brands participate in the group’s dispute resolution process.The group is an independent, industry-financed body established by the federal government to resolve consumer complaints against telecom companies.The Canadian Press
World heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder claims he has agreed to fight Britain’s Anthony Joshua in the UK.The American, 32, holds the WBC title and wants a unification bout with Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion.He tweeted: “The $50m offer for him to fight me next in the US is still available. Today, I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK.” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports he will send the contracts but wonders if Wilder’s claim is “bluster”.He added: “It’s all come as a bit of a shock that Deontay’s finally come back to us on the offer and seems to accept the terms.“One thing I can tell you is that by the end of this week Deontay Wilder will have a contract in front of him and we’ll see if he’s real.”Hearn has previously criticised the Wilder team for appearing to do their business via social media, insisting “deals are made in the boardroom, not on Instagram”.“If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose,” Wilder added.Wilder’s Manager, Shelly Finkel, told ESPN they had officially accepted terms to a fight in the UK.He said: “Deontay sent an email to Joshua (Sunday night), and I sent one (Monday) to Barry Hearn and Eddie telling them that we officially accept the offer to fight under the terms they gave us and to send us the contract.”Should Joshua, 28, fight the American next, the winner would become the first heavyweight to hold all four recognised world titles at once.Russian Alexander Povetkin is the WBA’s mandatory challenger and is close to a deal to fight Joshua, although Joshua could face Wilder first if Povetkin is able to fight the winner.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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one of the oldest bakeries in Mumbai. Dessert lovers however have just a little more than two months to relish the Mawa cake and other delicacies of Merwan such as its kaju cake coconut biscuits pudding and puffs On March 31 Merwan an unassuming Iranian bakery located outside Grant Road station will open its doors for its loyal customers for the last time The bakery which completed hundred years this year will join many other Iranian cafes that have shut either due to competition from slick eateries or re-development in the fast-changing city Murari who runs small errands at the bakery said the bakery is going to close because the building in which it is — in a rundown old structure with wooden turquoise windows and balconies — is going in for redevelopment A frail and aged Murari while carrying a container out of the shop said “I have been with this bakery for so long now that I really have trouble believing it will shut down I asked memsaab once why don’t they open it somewhere else She said it will not be possible to get this kind of a place anywhere else” It perhaps may not be possible to find a place resembling the café-cum-bakery started in 1914 by one Boman Merwan Nasrabadi in any modern building Besides the mouthwatering food what makes the bakery special is its old world charm It has a white wooden ceiling with rusty fans The walls are mirrored in long tiles Throughout the day Mawa samosa omlettes bun maska brun and tea fill the marble-topped tables in the small café-cum-bakery The old wooden chairs are always occupied The bakery opens around 5-530 am and closes by 630-7 pm Irani’s grandchildren who are in their golden years run the café now and handle the accounts Nutan Hatankar who comes to the bakery every week from Andheri to replenish her stock of cakes biscuits bread and puffs says “It is sad that this bakery will close down It is the best bakery that Mumbai has Their products are fresh Anywhere else you order a bun maska it feels like the bun is a day old At this bakery when they serve bun it feels like it has just come out of the oven And the flavour is also amazing” Around 1 pm a man steps into the bakery and jostle with others in the queue in an attempt to make his order heard “One Mawa cake” he says The other customers immediately chip in “You should have come at 7 am if you wanted a Mawa cake” As he stubbornly waits a Merwan employee says “Nahi hai Mawa cake chahiye toh 8 baje se pehle aao (If you want a Mawa cake come before 8 am)” By then the kaju cakes too were fast disappearing from the shelves Left with no option the man finally left the shop with a kaju cake [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download shlf1314n Express App More Related News of such victims and not delete their names from the rolls if they were not found at their home in the riot-hit localities during the door-to-door survey.After the summary revision,how can we give it to them?officials of that authority point to a more generic problem. Two criminal cases have been registered at the Chinchwad police station.