Archive | November, 2016

T-Mobile will pay a $48 million fine for unlimited data plans

26 Nov

The FCC found T-Mobile reducing down connections for heavy data clients and now it is making the company pay t-mobile-will-pay-a-48-million-fine-for-unlimited-data-plans for it. In a negotiation reported, T-Mobile agreed to pay $48 million to handle an investigation into the company’s unlimited data plan.

T-Mobile exposed in 2015 that it was slowing down data for clients in the top 3 percent of data usage, normally converting to 17GB of data per month. The limit was discover after several complaints and came as a surprise to many users – see cellular country complaints. The same limitations was positioned MetroPCS clients who run on T-Mobile network.

Based to the FCC, the issue isn’t the throttling, however the way T-Mobile promoted the plan. Advertising the system as an unlimited data plan was deceptive to clients and a breach of the 2010 Open Internet transparency regulations. “Consumers should not have to guess whether so-called ‘unlimited’ data plans contain key restrictions, like speed constraints, data caps, and other material limitations,” said FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc in a statement.
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Samsung Note 7 one of the Leading Complaints by Chinese Consumer

5 Nov

Samsung phones were among the leading complaints by Chinese buyers in the third quarter of 2016, based to a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Cellular country complaintsreport by China Consumer Association. About 29,720 complaints were against electronic merchandise and household devices, accounting for 33% of the total and eliciting the most complaints in the item sector, followed by apparel and shoes, daily commodities and food, based to the association. Also see how people take on cellular country complaints.

As a wave of exploding batteries raised alarms around the world last September, Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million of its Galaxy Note 7 models. However, the South Korean electronics giant originally did not include China as part of the recall, saying Note 7offered in the country had a different battery manufacturer.
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