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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European Union to Ban Roaming Charges
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Sprint Agrees to Settle FTC Charges for $2.95M
Sprint will pay the Federal Trade Commission a fine of $2.95 million for failing to properly disclose extra monthly fees billed to customers with lower credit scores. Between November 2013 and June 2014, Sprint enrolled customers with inferior credit scores in the Account Spending Limit (ASL) program — and added a $7.99 monthly fee on top of their standard service charges.
T-Mobile Fined $17.5 Million Over 911 Outage
T-Mobile has settled with the FCC regarding two separate 911 outages on its national wireless network that prevented customers from reaching emergency services for a period of three hours. T-Mobile agreed to pay the FCC $17.5 million in fines and take steps to improve the strength of its network and 911 services.
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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