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Verizon, Sprint Out Millions For ‘Cramming’

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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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