FCC Socks AT&T with $700,000 Fine Over Data Plans
The Federal Communications Commission today announced that AT&T has agreed to pay a $700,000 fine in order to settle complaints that it switched certain customers from their grandfathered pay-as-you-go data plans even though AT&T promised some customers they could keep those plans. AT&T will also pay approximately $25 to $30 per month per customer affected to those who were improperly switched. According to the FCC, AT&T began transferring customers away from the pay-as-you-go data plans in November 2009 after it changed its policy regarding mandatory smartphone plans for new customers. The FCC launched its investigation following consumer complaints about AT&T's actions. In addition to the fine and restitution, AT&T also agreed to a compliance plan, whereby it will better notify its customers, train its personnel, continue to search for improperly switched customers, and occasionally report to the FCC.
AT&T Agrees to Pay $25 Million Over Privacy Debacle
AT&T today agreed to pay the FCC a fine of $25 million in order to settle an investigation into consumer privacy violations at its call centers. The data breaches, which took place in early 2014, exposed the personal data of some 280,000 AT&T customers at call centers in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines.
Verizon to Pay FCC $1.35M Fine Over Supercookies
Verizon will pay the FCC a fine of $1.35 million to settle claims the company's wireless business violated customer privacy. The FCC says between 2012 and 2014, Verizon Wireless did not adequately disclose to customers how it used supercookies to gather user data.
AT&T Rails Against FCC's 'Absurd' $100M Fine
AT&T is not happy about the FCC's proposed $100 million fine levied against the carrier regarding its throttling practices. The FCC last month alleged that AT&T did not properly inform grandfathered unlimited customers about its network management techniques, which included slowing their internet speeds.
AT&T Settles with FCC Over Microwave License Violations
The FCC today said AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $450,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires.
How does one join this class action?
Those automated changes
I fricking hated dealing with those....
And how much of that is going to the customers ?
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