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FCC fines Sprint $7.5 million for violating do not call list

Sprint has been fined $7.5 million for continuing to market to customers on the do not call list despite promising the FCC that it would stop.

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Shane McGlaun
Published Tue, May 20 2014 5:36 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Wireless provider Sprint has been hit with the largest FCC fine ever levied for violating the do not call list. The fine totaled $7.5 million and the FCC has given Sprint a compliance plan that will ensure violations of the do not call list don't happen again. Sprint customers on the do not call list were being called by telemarketers.

FCC fines Sprint $7.5 million for violating do not call list | TweakTown.com

The FCC says that Sprint had continued to call and send text messages for marketing to subscribers to its network that were on the do not call list. This most recent violation comes after Sprint had agreed to stop violating the do not call list with the FCC in 2011.

The FCC has also told Sprint that they must appoint a new senior compliance officer to ensure that the company makes no future violations. Sprint will have to send a report to the FCC within 90 days and then send annual reports for the next two years to ensure that it sticks to its promise to not market customers on the do not call list in the future.

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Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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