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.

Here is an update to the #texting surcharge proposal before @californiapuc. pic.twitter.com/6QziYqQKXY

 

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