AT&T To Refund Customers $18.5 Million For ETFs
Mar 16, 2007, 2:10 PM by (staff)
AT&T has agreed to settle a suit with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) over early termination charges from 2000-2002. At the time Cingular began aggressively advertising in California and added more subscribers than the network could handle. Many new and existing subscribers, who could not make calls or dropped them due to network congestion, left and were still charged early termination fees (ETFs) despite Cingular's network difficulties. AT&T (Cingular) must now refund those fees, as well as pay $12.14 million in fines to the CPUC.
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Sprint and Verizon Fined Total of $158M to Settle Cramming Charges
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FTC Nails TracFone for $40M Over False Advertising
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AT&T Resurrects the 'Cingular' Brand for Flip Phone
AT&T recently added the Cingular Flip to its lineup of inexpensive feature phones. The phone is made by TeleEpoch and bears the model number M3620, but AT&T named it the Cingular Flip to give it some visibility.
Cingular is going down the tube like Sprint. makes my job even easier.
ROFLMAO yeah, Good times.
18.5 Mil, Pleeeaaase. Who do I make this out to?
Make that out to one "Mr. Much Drama."
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