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Executives from two of Canada’s biggest wireless carriers denounced Tuesday a proposed spending cap in submissions to the country’s telecom regulator, arguing it would be technically impossible to implement and serve little purpose other than to annoy customers.

In an effort to address bill shock, a provision of the draft wireless code proposed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission would require wireless service providers to suspend certain services once a customer incurred additional fees of $50 or an amount of their choosing.

If a user was travelling in the United States or internationally, for example, and incurred roaming or data charges of $50 in excess of that provided in their monthly plan, the service provider would have to suspend those services for the balance of the month.

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