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Sprint slapped $105 million fine by the FCC

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It seems like Sprint’s bad time in the mobile industry won’t be coming to an end anytime soon. The carrier has just been imposed a massive penalty of $105 million by the FCC for billing customers towards services like text messages, horoscopes and ringtones.

Interestingly, AT&T was found guilty of something similar back in October and had to pay the same amount in fines. If this penalty is approved, all the customers who have complained against Sprint’s malpractice will be reimbursed the damages. This still requires a vote to go through, although it is said that three out of the five votes are already in favor of the fines.

Considering the sort of time it’s having in the mobile industry, it is being said that Sprint is lobbying to cut down the fines to some extent. It will be interesting to see if the FCC will respond positively to Sprint’s request. Over 35,000 Sprint customers had complained about the carrier overcharging them, so this should come as good news if you’re one of those customers.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Via: Talk Android