T-Mobile fined over false ringtones

When it comes to choosing a cell service provider, there are things to consider such as the rates of calls, texts, how much data is given, are there any perks, and more importantly, coverage. For those living in the city this isn’t much of an issue, but for those living out in the more rural parts of the country, reception is important.Unfortunately for T-Mobile it seems that the carrier has been hit with a $40 million fine by the FCC over false ringtones in rural areas. For those unfamiliar with the case, basically instead of improving the delivery of calls made to rural areas, the FCC claims that T-Mobile instead used fake ringtones to give the caller the impression that his/her calls were going through. However these ringtones was merely a soundclip and the reality was that the call’s connection was never made.This resulted in the caller thinking that no one was available to answer the call, and also prevented customers from blaming T-Mobile for not connecting the call, in which the reality told a very di

T-Mobile fined over false ringtones

Tue 17 Apr 18 from BBC Technology

T-Mobile Fined $40 Million Over False Ringtones In Rural Areas

When it comes to choosing a cell service provider, there are things to consider such as the rates of calls, texts, how much data is given, are there any perks, and more importantly, coverage. ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Ubergizmo

T-Mobile deceived customers with “false ring tones” on failed phone calls

FCC fines T-Mobile $40M for rural call failures, but requires no refunds.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Arstechnica

T-Mobile agrees to $40 million fine for fake ringing on outgoing calls

After being caught playing ringing sounds to customers on outgoing calls that never actually connected, T-Mobile has agreed to settle with the FCC for $40 million. Customers were lead to believe ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Techspot

T-Mobile owes the FCC $40 million for playing fake ringtones in unconnected calls

T-Mobile has to pay $40 million as part of a settlement after the FCC ruled that it violated the law by adding fake ringtones to hundreds of millions of calls over several years. ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from The Verge

T-Mobile hit with $40M fine for fake ring tones in rural calls - CNET

The Un-carrier admitted that it failed to correct problems with rural calls, and even injected fake ring tones to simulate the completion of calls.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

T-Mobile will pay $40 million for failing to fix rural calls

T-Mobile has agreed to pay (PDF) the FCC $40 million for failing to fix ongoing call failures for rural customers. The carrier previously claimed that it had resolved the problem, but ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Engadget

T-Mobile to pay $40 million over false ring tones on rural U.S. calls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - T-Mobile USA Inc agreed on Monday to pay $40 million to resolve a government investigation that found it failed to correct problems with delivering calls in rural areas ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Reuters Technology

T-Mobile to pay $40 million penalty for inserting false ring tones in rural U.S. calls, Mon 16 Apr 18 from Reuters Technology

FCC dings T-Mobile $40M for faking rings on calls that never connected

T-Mobile will pay $40 million as part of a settlement with the FCC for playing ringing sounds to mislead customers into thinking their calls were going through when in fact they had never connected ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from TechCrunch

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