The FCC Plans to Fine Sprint $105 Million for Overcharging Customers for Unwanted Texts

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  1. dgstorm

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    Apparently, the FCC is putting the hammer down on Sprint for some questionable practices it engaged in during the fall of 2013. According to the FCC's investigation, Sprint sent out unsolicited text messages to a portion of its customers without their consent, and then still charged them (counted these texts against their allotment) for the texts.

    The FCC even claims that Sprint intentionally did this to "cram" these customers with extra charges. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    Seems pretty shady of Sprint. It makes you wonder how many of the carriers do this stuff and get away with it.
     
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    Often these type of SMS messages come through as "short-codes" and while Sprint doesn't charge your for receiving a short-code text (although they will count it towards your text usage) if you reply to any of these messages with "STOP" at that point you're texting back through a short-code which Sprint defines as a "premium service" and they'll bill you $9.99 per usage.
     
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