New wireless carrier Mobilicity is accusing established players Rogers , Bell and Telus of anti-consumer practices.
Mobilicity has asked Industry Minister Tony Clement, the member of cabinet responsible for telecommunications and competition, to support legislation that would protect consumers from such practices as high penalties for early terminations of their service contracts.
The new wireless carrier is also accusing Rogers, Bell and Telus of using tactics to automatically renew consumers' existing contracts.
Mobilicity says it would like federal legislation that projects wireless consumers that is similar to legislation in Quebec.
Quebec implemented legislation in July that limits cancellation fees and stops companies from automatically renewing contracts.
Mobilicity has also filed a complaint with the Competition Bureau about Rogers discount talk-and-text service Chatr, saying the rival service is too similar to its own and alleging it aims to put the smaller company out of business.