Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
T-Mobile USA Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Deutsche Telekom
Penalty: 
$90,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
December 19, 2014
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The FCC Enforcement Bureau and T-Mobile USA, Inc. entered into a Consent Decree as part of a global settlement totaling at least $90,000,000 in payments and restitution to consumers. This Consent Decree resolved allegations that T-Mobile charged consumers for third-party products and services that the consumers did not authorize, a practice that is more commonly known as cramming.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Communications Commission
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: 
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