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‘Cramming’ on customer bills proves costly to Verizon, Sprint

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By TED CARTER Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269.56 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T ...

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UPDATED: Verizon, Sprint pay big in ‘cramming’ settlements

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Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T and T-Mobile have ...

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Anti-trust suit filed against competitors by C Spire

ABERDEEN — C Spire Wireless has filed an anti-trust complaint against some its competitors in federal court in north Mississippi, claiming AT&T, Qualcomm and Motorola conspired to keep it out of the 4G LTE marketplace. >> POLL QUESTION: Which is the best mobile phone carrier? The defendants have filed motions — the most recent on Wednesday — asking a federal ...

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One family may end up owning all four network television affiliates in the Greenwood-Greenville market

GREENWOOD — One family may end up owning all four network television affiliates in the Greenwood-Greenville market. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that WXVT-Channel 15, a CBS affiliate, is in the process of being sold for $2.65 million by Saga Broadcasting to a company controlled by Charles Harker’s three children. The Californian already owns the ABC, NBC and Fox stations — ...

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The buzz all about net neutrality

Companies can’t discriminate against Internet content, particularly from rival companies Internet neutrality is the latest buzzword in technological circles Last month, the Federal Communications Commission approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote by the body was considered a major coup for FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. More commonly ...

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