back to article T-Mobile US to refund $90m for bogus charges: Un-Carrier to Un-Crammer

T-Mobile US will pay out $90m to settle cramming allegations raised by the US trade watchdog. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said the telco will dish out the money as refunds to all customers who were pinned with hidden mobile cramming charges since 2010. The company – which portrays itself as the do-no-wrong Un-Carrier – …

  1. Mark 85 Silver badge

    Well, that's refreshing to hear.

    I do wonder, will they still get tagged with the $105M fine or is this a trade-off? No fine but pay out refunds?

  2. William Donelson

    Prison for the scubmags

    Prison is the only thing banks and corporations understand any more. Fines are just passed on to customers.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      America Fuck Yeah!

      Prison? It'll never happen... In the good ol' United States alpha-male execs escape wrong-doing while shareholders always pick-up the tab. People tend to think this is exclusive to Wall Street, its not! Living in America is death by a thousand cuts from other companies pulling similar stunts.

      So where's the justice?

      This case represents America's idea of fair-play capitalism, and if you don't like it, then sue! After all it only makes good business sense to trample consumers to death at every opportunity. T-mobile was better than that once when they started out offering unlocked GSM SIMs, but they became corrupted by Sprint and the other telcos, and now Corporate America is truly rotten to the core!

  3. gurugeorge

    Meawnwhile our taxpayer funded OFCOM execs are chauffeured around in mercs& jags, on 6 figure salaries & 5 star hotels at taxpayer expense and no ones done shit about this, roaming charges, or every govt agency & private company being 0871 rip off calls for 20 years.

    http://www.ofcom.org.uk/files/2013/09/Annual-senior-salary-declarations-2013.pdf

    6 ppl at OFCUM earn over £1mil & they somehow accumulated £80mil of assets, buried on pg 80 of thier 'cost orientation'

    http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/cost-orientation/summary/Cost_orientation.pdf

    I think Russell Brand is an idiot, but his stance on voter apathy has a point. For anyone who hasnt watched this, 10 mins that made me think:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YR4CseY9pk

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