FCC to fine Sprint $105 million for phone bill cramming
In July, the FTC filed cramming charges against T-Mobile in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. According to FCC commissioner Tom Wheeler, 20 million Americans a year are victims of cramming. In November, all four major U.S.mobile operators agreed not to charge customers for third party services.
AT&T's settlement with the FCC back in October called for the mobile operator to return $80 million to customers affected by the cramming, in the form of refunds. $20 million will be paid to the states and the District of Columbia, while a $5 million fine should end up being paid to the feds.