Monday, 05 December 2016

FTC accuses T-Mobile US of charging users for bogus SMS services

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 02 July 14

Operator insists regulator's complaint is unfounded and without merit.

T-Mobile US has reacted angrily to an accusation by the Federal Trade Commission that it knowingly charged customers for unauthorised SMS services. The practice, known as 'cramming', sees an operator place charges for unsolicited subscriptions to premium-rate text messages on its subscribers' phone bills – examples include horoscopes, celebrity gossip and facts about cats. Unauthorised services like these typically cost around $10 per month…

T-Mobile US has reacted angrily to an accusation by the Federal Trade Commission that it knowingly charged customers for unauthorised SMS services. The practice, known as 'cramming', sees an operator place charges for unsolicited subscriptions to premium-rate text messages on its subscribers' phone bills – examples include horoscopes, celebrity gossip and facts about cats. Unauthorised services like these typically cost around $10 per month…

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