Sprint Revises Regulatory Fees
Sprint Nextel advised its customers that it is changing the way it charges certain fees. Sprint will no longer charge customers the Federal Programs Cost Recovery, Federal E911 or Wireless Local Number Portability fees. It will, however, implement an Administrative charge and a Regulatory charge. In a statement, Sprint said these charges would defray costs imposed on it by other carriers, as well as federal, state and local governments. These new fees are not taxes, and aren't required to be collected by Sprint.
European Union to Ban Roaming Charges
The European Commission today agreed to make cellphone roaming charges illegal beginning in 2017. The change in law means European wireless network operators will not be allowed to charge roaming fees for customers who travel across the 28-country continent.
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.
Verizon to Start Tacking $20 Fee to New Lines
Verizon Wireless will soon begin charging a $20 activation fee for new customers who sign up for one of its contract-free device payment plans. The fee goes into effect Nov.
Boost Mobile Bundles Taxes and Fees Into Service Plan Cost
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile today said taxes and fees are now included in the cost of its monthly service plans for new and existing customers. Boost's current customers will not need to do anything to reap the benefits of this change, which will be automatically adopted on all bills after September 8.
Sprint and Verizon Fined Total of $158M to Settle Cramming Charges
The FCC today said Sprint and Verizon Wireless have agreed to pay $158 million to settle charges that they fraudulently charged customers for third-party services — a tactic referred to as cramming. Specifically, Sprint will pay a total of $68 million, $50 million of which will go back to customers, $14 million of which will go to state governments, and $2 million of which will go to the federal government.
Change in Terms?
Is this considered a change of TOS and now they have to let people out of their contracts without penalty? If it is, they just keep shooting themselves in the foot. Let the bleeding continue!
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