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T-Mobile Wins Cases Against Pre-Paid Traffickers

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Aug 6, 2008, 11:21 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile announced that it has won two separate cases in Texas involving traffickers of its pre-paid phones. The traffickers purchased T-Mobile phones in bulk, discarded the original packaging, hacked them, and then resold them at a profit. T-Mobile won an injunction against the plaintiffs, which prohibits them from buying phones in bulk in the future. If the defendants violate the injunctions, they will be subject to fines. One set of defendants were fined $6.5 million. T-Mobile is pursuing similar cases in federal courts across the U.S.

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Aug 6, 2008, 2:02 PM

T-Mobile seen searching the phone booths for loose change

The big bad company wants more money. Why don't they offer better service instead of sue others for money. Maybe if they offered better service they could get more money. Think of that?
... you don't read the news do you? T-mobile buys a phone from Nokia for $25 per unit and turns around and sells them in Walmart's the country for as low as $14.99 with the intention that people will activate the phones and T-mobile will make its mone...
But At&t, nokia, tracfone, and Virgin Mobile sued as well and yes it is illegal.

http://www.rcrnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20 ... »

So you t-mobile haters can all shut up.

Aug 7, 2008, 6:55 PM

what they need is BETTER LAWERS!!

u cant try to save money on lawyers when you going to get a bigger fine! haha
maybe they too busy reselling the phones and forgot to hire some lawyers? haha

Aug 6, 2008, 9:53 PM

T-Mobile (and other prepaid carriers) loses money for this

not many know, even prepaid phones are subsidized, even only a few
the money gained by future refill
if the phone only is used, no SIM, the carrier loses money
Too bad for them. If they sold the phones at an honest price, rather than making people think the phone is cheap and then overcharging them for airtime, this "problem" would not exist.

Aug 6, 2008, 12:30 PM


if people do something illegal, and are that stupid enough to get caught, then they deserve whatever they get.

good win for t-mobile.
They didn't do anything illegal. They bought stuff at Walmart and sold it on ebay.
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