Tag Archives: Premium SMS

FTC and T-Mobile in settlement talks over premium service charge lawsuit

T-Mobile and the FTC are in talks to settle a lawsuit which alleges the carrier added unauthorized charged to customer phone bills. Both sides asked for the lawsuit to be put on hold for 90 days while they work on a deal which suits both parties. “The parties are engaged in substantive settlement talks that they believe would resolve this matter and eliminate the need for further litigation,” lawyers for T-Mobile and the … [read full article]

Legere: T-Mo to “double down” on outreach to ensure premium SMS charges are refunded, FTC “sensationalized” story

As you no doubt read earlier this week, the FTC launched an allegation that T-Mobile is guilty of “cramming”. Or – in other terms – charging customers for premium content, hiding the charges in customer bills, and making a tidy profit. And, although it was unsettling for all T-Mo fans and customers, it was – by all accounts … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces premium SMS charge refund program

Back in November, you may remember T-Mobile announced that it would no longer allow premium SMS vendors to bill for its services through the carrier. The move was pushed through in an effort to fight fraud. A movement which AT&T and Sprint also joined in on. Services included receiving messages for things like horoscopes, offers and weather. All of which are completely unnecessary in the modern day, and unwanted. Today, T-Mobile has … [read full article]