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T-Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) Compelled To Make A Payment Of $40 Million Over False Ringtones In Rural Areas

It was on Monday that T-Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) indicated its willingness to make a payment of about $40 million which was targeted at resolving a series of claims by the government that it had failed at fixing several issues.

The Federal Communications Commission had leveled accusations that the company had taken to using false ringtones which had been banned earlier on. It was a matter that resulted in much speculation among quite a significant number of people that had entrusted the company with the fixation of the issues to do with the completing phone calls in most of the rural areas.

A person well conversant with the matter but who wanted his identity kept anonymous for reasons best known to him disclosed that T-Mobile had accepted the changes. Asides from that, it had also gotten to the point of acknowledging that indeed the false ring tones had been used in quiet a significant number of calls that had been made to the rural areas which was in total violation of FCC rules.

Mignon Clyburn, who happens to be the Democratic FCC Commissioner, recently addressed a number of news reporters that wanted her to crack up regarding the matter at hand. He outlined that the company had engaged in massively deceptive and harmful violations and that the hand of the law had to be directed at it. According to her, it was a matter that had affected billions of telephone calls to rural areas and that had been over quite a long period of time.

She delved deeper into the matter to criticize the FCC settlement asserting that to her the fine was not appropriate and that was in close consideration of the havoc that had been done.

Ajit Pai, who happens to be the FCC Chairman opined, “is a basic tenet of the nation’s phone system that calls be completed to the called party, without a reduction in the call quality — even when the calls pass through intermediate providers.”

A lot of people will be following closely on the matter to see the final decision that will be arrived at.

Published by Brendan Byrne

While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. You may contact Brendan via his email ([email protected]) or his Google+ page (

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