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The Federal Communications Commission announced Monday that the wireless carrier will pay a $7.5 million fine for failing to honor requests from consumers to opt out of phone and text-message marketing campaigns. As part of the settlement, Sprint has to set up a compliance program and provide regular reports to regulators for the next two years.

 The fine comes after Sprint reached a similar settlement over "Do Not Call" violations with regulators back in 2011, paying a $400,000 fine.

"When a consumer tells a company to stop calling or texting with promotional pitches, that request must be honored," FCC enforcement chief Travis LeBlanc said in a statement.

Sprint said the settlement "relates to issues resulting from technical and inadvertent human errors, which Sprint reported to the FCC."

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Awesomeness

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7.5 million? that's ###### to Sprint, they'll make it back quick time

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7.5 million? that's pee to Sprint, they'll make it back quick time

 

They bought quick time from Apple?

 

 

 

 

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So... Do the people harassed by the unwanted calls, get this money?

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So... Do the people harassed by the unwanted calls, get this money?

What universe do you live in?  ;)

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LOL

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Good. 7.5million will make them think twice when using shaddy companies to harrast the costumers.

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See, I don't have a major problem with this, but legit companies bother me less than the dodgy scammers pretending to be from MS, Telstra and everyone else under the sun trying to rip people off.  Yet no tracking is done on them.

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Call Centres are the reason I leave my landline disconnected. I never gave anybody the number, but from the day I got my landline installed I would receive 2-3 calls a day from them. Not a single call on my mobile phone from Call Centres and I've had the same number since 2009.

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LOL

I'm glad you found it funny 2 weeks after it was posted :P

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