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Steve Largent
The wireless trap

Raul Martinez's cellphone plan offered free roaming for calls to anywhere in the United States and Canada. So when the 50-year-old resident of East Hollywood took a two-week vacation north of the border last summer, he assumed he had nothing to worry about. He didn't read the fine print. Martinez said he was astounded when about $400 in roaming fees appeared on his next Verizon Wireless bill. The free roaming included calls made to Canada, but not from Canada. "You just have to be careful that you really read your bill," said Martinez, who works for a real estate firm. "Some of it's a little sneaky." Pressure is mounting on wireless companies to stop...

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