SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — Californians can continue to text tax-free.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced on Twitter Friday evening that a January vote on a “text tax” is cancelled.

The move follows an FCC ruling that text messaging is an information service, not a telecommunications service, under the Federal Telecommunications Act.

Comments (2)
  1. Michael Grimler says:

    Don’t worry…CA will find some other stupid thing in life to tax.

    They have to pay for all of those illegal immigrants and homeless somehow… :-/

  2. Jeff Stitz says:

    How can low income people afford the cell phones in the first place. Most phones are $400+. Land lines are still affordable. Why are these not good enough?