T-Mobile Fined $40 Million For False Ring Tones

T-Mobile Fined $40 Million For False Ring Tones

T-Mobile was recently fined $40,000,000 for using false ring tones. If you’re not sure what a false ring tone is, you’re not alone. In this context, the phrase refers to a situation where the callers hears a ring tone in their earpiece, but the phone never rings on the recipient’s end. The case stems from reports in rural Wisconsin that were investigated by the FCC. T-Mobile claims they have already corrected the issue, but the provider is being fined for millions of times when this event happened in the past.

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