FCC Will Hit Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine

Posted by at 10:39 am on December 17, 2014

FCC LogoThe FCC is prepared to hit Sprint with a massive fine over alleged cramming practices, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The FCC says Sprint played a “willful” role in charging customers for text message alerts, horoscopes, sports scores, ring tones, and other unwanted services. The FCC said Sprint was hit with 35,000 complaints over cramming charges during a three-month window in the middle of 2013. The FCC hasn’t finalized the fine against Sprint, but three of the five commissioners are prepared to vote in favor of the penalty.

AT&T settled with the FCC for a similar amount over cramming earlier this year, and the FTC is suing T-Mobile for the same practice.

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