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#1 Hum

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:44

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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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:45

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:50

Awesomeness



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:02

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



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:12

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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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:26

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



#7 TheExperiment

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:47

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

What universe do you live in?  ;)



#8 Randolph

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 00:17

LOL



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 00:23

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



#10 Nashy

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 00:24

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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Posted 05 June 2014 - 00:27

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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Posted 05 June 2014 - 00:53

LOL

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



#13 adrynalyne

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:05

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

Not as quick as a real carrier.  If it weren't for SoftBank...

 

It also sets precedent for others, which is a good thing.

 

 

Anyway, at least it wasn't as big as a joke as this one:

 

http://www.theverge....ive-htc-reviews