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.

Affected T-Mobile and MetroPCS clients will be entitled for 4GB of extra mobile internet data plan under the “Simple Choice MINT” plan, as well as a 20 percent price cut in-stock phone add-ons. T-Mobile will pay for those benefits through $35.5 million client benefit program, with added $7.5 million paid straight to the US Treasury and $5 million in the services and products offered to American schools.

Millions of dollars are need to pay from T-Mobile, hopefully the company will be back to normal.

Source: FCC.gov

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