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FCC fines Sprint $7.5 million in Do Not Call case

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:39 p.m. HST, May 19, 2014

WASHINGTON » The Federal Communications Commission says Sprint will pay $7.5 million in the largest Do Not Call settlement to date for making unwanted telemarketing calls and sending texts to consumers.

The FCC said Monday that Sprint will also put a two-year plan in place to make sure it complies with commission requirements designed to prevent people from receiving unwanted marketing calls.

The settlement follows an earlier one in 2011 in which Sprint paid $400,000 due to similar complaints.

Sprint Corp. says the issues with Do Not Call were due to "technical and inadvertent human errors," which the company reported to the FCC. The company based in Overland Park, Kansas, also says that it has made "significant" capital investments to improve its Do Not Call/text oversight and compliance.

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localguy wrote:
Amazing how a huge fine will get a CEO's attention. Mainly as it puts his bonus in jeopardy, money spent on the fine.
on May 19,2014 | 10:20PM
inlanikai wrote:
Two years to put in place a compliance plan? How about you just stop calling and texting. Doing nothing is the plan.
on May 20,2014 | 02:30AM
Wage Earner wrote:
Too busy doing that instead of offering Hawaii customers 4G service.
on May 20,2014 | 03:08AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
How about a fine for Brian Shatz and his impersonal irritating robo calls? Yes I know that the politicians exempted themselves from this law. Shame on them....
on May 20,2014 | 07:25AM
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