Verizon, Sprint Out Millions For ‘Cramming’
May 13, 2015
The FCC has leveled fines for on Verizon and Sprint for ‘cramming,’ whereby mobile phone companies put recurring charges on consumer cell phone bills without the clear l consent of the customer, and take a cut of the revenue for themselves. AT&T was also dinged for the practice recently, fined $105 million by the FCC. Verizon will owe $90 million, and Sprint will owe $68 million. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called the charges “fraudulent.” Most of Verizon’s fines will go to a customer redress program.
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