Stand up for nonprofit news & help us reach our $100,000 goal! GIVE NOW
Codebreaker

‘Cramming’ could cost phone companies almost $12 million

John Moe Jun 17, 2011

Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission proposed penalties against Main Street Telephone, VoiceNet Telephone, LLC, Cheap2Dial Telephone, LLC and Norristown Telephone, LLC – penalties which would total almost $12 million.

From Hilicon Valley:

“The practice, known as “cramming,” takes place when a company charges places an wrongful charge on a customer’s phone bill without explanation. These mystery fees typically range between $1.99 and $19.99 per month.”

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.