T-Mobile's Legere: FTC charges "without merit"

T-Mobile's Legere: FTC charges
Earlier today, we told you that the FTC had accused T-Mobile of cramming. This is the practice of charging customers for unauthorized services provided by third party companies. T-Mobile quickly responded to the suit filed by the government agency. CEO John Legere called the FTC's action "unfounded and without merit."

T-Mobile's CEO said that the carrier stopped billing for the questionable premium SMS texts that the FTC is concerned about, last year. Legere added that the wireless operator had started a program to refund in full, charges made on a customer's account for something that he or she didn't want. Legere says that "the suit against T-Mobile is not only factually and legally unfounded, but also misdirected."

Is this what happens to you when you challenge the powers that be? Will the FTC's suit against T-Mobile slow down the latter's momentum? Will it put the kibosh on any chance at all of a Sprint-T-Mobile deal? The news is still too fresh for us to be learning answers to these questions. Right now, all we know is that the FTC has accused T-Mobile of illegalities, and now John Legere is striking back. Considering what he has accomplished over the last year, we wouldn't bet against him.


source: T-Mobile

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6 Comments

1. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

The federal government targeting a company that rivals those which contribute generously to political campaigns and maintain huge brib... lobbying efforts in the Beltway? I am shocked, I say!

3. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Don't act like T-Mobile doesn't lobby and contribute to political campaigns.

2. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

There is no different than any other big company, first thing published is it's unfounded, look at the out guy.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Non issue for the vast majority of T Mobile customers out there - Same crap happened with AT&T - the thing is that you need to put in your phone number to even begin the process of being charge a premium SMS subscription....maybe people should read terms and conditions and watch their kids....

5. amezcuaesteban

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I could not agree more with you, a lot of parents will allow their kids to have full access to their devices and then complain when their kids purchase virtual items.

6. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Accountability and responsibility seem to be virtues that many people no longer pay attention to.

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