Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
T-Mobile USA Inc, dba T-Mobile
Current Parent Company: 
Deutsche Telekom
Penalty: 
$20,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
July 30, 2018
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
insurance violation
Violation Description: 

$20,000 fine levied for offering an illegal inducement to Washington consumers in which T-Mobile agreed to pay the outstanding cell phone balances of customers who switched to T-Mobile so long as they purchased T-Mobile's PDP Plus plan, thereby violating RCW 48.30.140; RCW 48.30.150(1)(c).

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Washington
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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