23 May FCC Eyes $105 Million Fine for Sprint Over Phone Bill ‘cramming’
According to FCC officials, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint is expected to face a $105 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission in coming weeks over unauthorized charges on customers’ cellphone bills, a practice known as cramming. FCC sources said that FCC commissioners are reviewing and will soon vote on the proposed fine over charges Sprint’s consumers faced for services they never requested. A $105 million fine would tie as the agency’s largest. In October, AT&T Inc agreed to pay $105 million to settle similar cramming allegations in a case negotiated by the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission.