T-Mobile fined over false ringtones

From BBC - April 17, 2018

Mobile phone network T-Mobile has agreed to pay $40m (27m) after claims by the US government that it used false ringtones when calls could not be connected in rural areas.

This would have given the impression that the calls were going unanswered rather than not connecting.

The settlement was negotiated by the Federal Communications Commission.

T-Mobile said the issue was "unintentional" and had been "corrected" in January 2017.

The FCC banned false ringtones in 2014.


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