AT&T to Pay $105 Million in Cramming Settlement

The FCC, Federal Trade Commission and 50 state attorneys general have struck a $105 million settlement with AT&T over cramming, which are third party charges on wireless bills that consumers did not know about.

The FCC and FTC put out an alert Wednesday that there would be a noon announcement of some kind of settlement, but did not elaborate.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile agreed last fall to stop the practice, but the settlement deals with AT&T conduct before that.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.