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CU comments on NASUCA’s petition for Declaratory Ruling Regarding Truth-In-Billing and Billing Format

Consumers Union supports the NASUCA petition to investigate carrier practices related to line item charges on bills for wireline and wireless phone service; to declare certain practices in violation on the Commission’s “Truth in Billing” Order and to prohibit carriers from imposing separate monthly fees, line items or surcharges unless expressly mandated by law or the charge is expressly authorized by a governmental authority