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Sprint hit with government lawsuit over third-party charges, as FCC's $105M fine looms

Sprint is facing a lawsuit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that alleges the carrier illegally billed wireless consumers for tens of millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party charges.

Report: FCC set to fine Sprint $105M for unauthorized third-party services billing

Sprint could be faced with a whopping $105 million fine from the FCC for knowingly overcharging its customers for third-party services, according to a National Journal report.

Vodacom profit falls as domestic MTR cuts take hold

Vodacom, the South Africa-headquartered operator that is 65 per cent owned by Vodafone Group, blamed a drop in service revenues in its home market for a decline in net profit in the six months to end-September.

T-Mobile looks to settle FTC lawsuit over premium SMS charges

T-Mobile US is looking to settle a lawsuit filed against it by the Federal Trade Commission that alleges the carrier netted hundreds of millions of dollars by knowingly charging customers for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, were "bogus charges" subscribers never authorized.

AT&T to pay record $105M settlement related to unauthorized premium SMS billing

AT&T Mobility agreed to pay a $105 million penalty to settle an investigation by the FCC, which concluded the carrier billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services. The FCC said the settlement is the largest enforcement action in its history.

Mobile tools could be vital in Africa's Ebola fight

While Ebola is devastating Liberia, a North Carolina-based nonprofit is teaming with Unicef and the World Health Organization to quickly build a mobile communications system that gives health workers in that nation the resources they need to fight the disease, reports Politico.

Startup Business Texter aims to give SMB market new tools for text-based marketing

A new startup called Business Texter is aiming to shake up the text-message-based marketing world with an artificial intelligence platform and automation program to lower costs for businesses that want to use texting to reach their customers. The company is also actively talking with carriers and MVNOs to get them to use its services.

Telstra expands Whispir platform to the U.S., deepens cloud presence

Telstra Global has taken another step forward in its U.S. service expansion with plans to add its cloud-based communications platform, Whispir Conversation, to its business offering this month.

Mallinson: When it comes to roaming, mobile networks now beat Wi-Fi on a number of levels

European regulation and competition have already made voice and text roaming affordable and widely used. One way or another, within the next few years, mobile data roaming will also become the norm for the majority travelling to most frequently-visited nations.

T-Mobile's Legere accuses FTC of 'sensationalizing' premium SMS lawsuit

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere fired back at the Federal Trade Commission, accusing the agency of "sensationalizing" a lawsuit it filed against the carrier for allegedly charging customers hundreds of millions of dollars for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, customers never authorized.