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Largest-ever 'Do Not Call' fine levied

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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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+warwagon    9,565

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AnotherITguy    141

Awesomeness

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timster    1,293

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

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Skin    299

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

 

They bought quick time from Apple?

 

 

 

 

:shiftyninja:

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+FloatingFatMan    12,852

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

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dwLostCat    977

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

What universe do you live in?  ;)

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Randolph    14

LOL

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Praetor    987

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

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Nashy    1,247

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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McKay    3,695

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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Raa    1,379

LOL

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

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adrynalyne    7,694

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.com/2013/10/24/5023658/samsung-fined-340000-for-posting-negative-htc-reviews

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