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Sprint to be Fine $105 Million for Cramming Customers Bills


News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 17, 2014.

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Sprint is in hot water with the FCC over accusations of cramming and the company could be hit with a big $105 million fine. Cramming is when a carrier adds unauthorized charges to a customer's monthly data bill, something the FCC has been clamping down on lately. Back in October the regulatory body fined AT&T a similar amount of money for the same reason.

With Sprint, the FCC is now going to vote on the punishment and what fine to level at the Now Network. T-Mobile has also been hit by this during the course of 2014; in July the company was sued by the FTC in the U.S. District Court in the Western District. It is a big problem too and obviously a pretty shoddy practise from companies that are worth billions to be effectively stealing a few extra bucks from customers.

AT&T?s case saw the carrier fined and forced to pay bay back customers to the tune of $80 million, in the form of bill refunds. As for Sprint, this is hardly the kind of thing the ailing company needs amid already poor consumer relations and a declining market share.

 
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