Basically, when it became illegal for these bloodsuckers to charge a "suspension" fee, they just slapped a new label on the suspension fee, and nowhere in the legislation condemning suspension fees was there mention of a restoral fee, so they can continue to gouge your wallets the same way they always have done
And now they've added a new twist. Before suspending the account, they suspend data services. When you pay (before account is suspended), they reactivate the data and STILL charge a $35 fee, this time for "data restoral".
And people say Canada DOESN'T need competition? BS.
The late payment fee and the service restore fee are two different things applied to two different situations.
Late Payment Fees only apply to an amount due on the account, it doesn't necessarily affect services.
If no payment is made on the account or regarding the amount due, then the services can be impacted at a certain point and the first step is stopping data services.
That's when the Service Restore Fee will apply. It is a result of collection efforts due to non-payment.
Note that there can be late payment fees without going up to the service restore fee and that this won't happen if late payments don't cumulate
Hope this clarifies a bit more
Hey @Zach3 ,
Welcome to the Community!
The charge makes up for the costs related to restoral of the account and maintenance of wireless numbers during an account suspension.
This fee is listed right here on our website as we do our best to remain as transparent as possible with our customers.
I'll be happy to clarify those terms further, you can expect a PM from us very soon!