Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
T-Mobile
Current Parent Company: 
Deutsche Telekom
Penalty: 
$18,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
December 19, 2014
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

T-Mobile agreed to pay $18 million to resolve multistate litigation alleging that the company billed customers millions of dollars for unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services. This was part of a larger $90 million settlement involving the Federal Communications Commission; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-t-mobile-u...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.