FCC Demands Fee Info From AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 4:59 PM EST) -- Federal regulators have launched an inquiry into the fees wireless providers charge users who terminate their cellular contracts before they expire, in the first action taken by the Federal Communications Commission's new Consumer Task Force.

The agency's bureaus for consumer and governmental affairs and wireless telecommunications sent letters to AT&T Services Inc., Google Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA Inc. and Verizon Wireless Tuesday, seeking detailed explanations of how each company informs customers about its early termination fees for wireless services.

These fees are substantial and...
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