Cramming

05.12.15
Sprint and Verizon to pay $158 million over bogus texting charges
05.12.15

Sprint and Verizon to pay $158 million over bogus texting charges

No, Sprint and Verizon* aren't going to escape the FCC's bid to punish carriers for letting shady...

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12.19.14
T-Mobile pays $90 million to settle claims it profited from texting scams
12.19.14

T-Mobile pays $90 million to settle claims it profited from texting scams

T-Mobile protested its innocence after the Federal Trade Commission accused it of letting text mes...

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12.17.14
Sprint could face $105 million fine over unauthorized customer billing
12.17.14

Sprint could face $105 million fine over unauthorized customer billing

Sprint can't catch a break. As if its financial woes weren't enough, the outfit was recently accus...

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10.08.14
AT&T to pay $80 million in refunds for unauthorized charges
10.08.14

AT&T to pay $80 million in refunds for unauthorized charges

In order to settle an FTC complaint over unauthorized third-party charges, AT&T will pay $80 m...

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11.21.13
US carriers no longer let premium text message services bill customers
11.21.13

US carriers no longer let premium text message services bill customers

Among the many surprise costs that annoy cellphone owners, unwanted text message service fees can...

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03.08.13
FTC report on mobile payments raises concerns about 'cramming' on carrier billing
03.08.13

FTC report on mobile payments raises concerns about 'cramming' on carrier billing

The FTC held a workshop on mobile payments last year, and it's now followed that up with a full re...

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03.21.12
Verizon halts dubious third-party billing on landlines, years after landlines were 'in'
03.21.12

Verizon halts dubious third-party billing on landlines, years after landlines were 'in'

Okay, okay -- landlines are still useful. But rapidly growing, they are not. That said, Verizon is...

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