Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
T-Mobile USA Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Deutsche Telekom
Penalty: 
$40,000,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
April 16, 2018
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission reached a settlement concluding its investigation into whether T-Mobile USA, Inc. violated the Communications Act when it failed to correct ongoing problems with delivery of calls to rural consumers and whether it violated the FCC rule that prohibits providers from inserting false ring tones with respect to hundreds of millions of calls. T-Mobile agreed to pay $40 million to the U.S. Treasury and entered into a compliance plan to prevent future violations.

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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.