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Throttle on? T-Mobile to pay $48 million for misleading customers about 'unlimited' data plans

Throttle on? T-Mobile to pay $48 million for misleading customers about 'unlimited' data plans

T-Mobile USA Inc. has agreed to pay at least $48 million for failing to tell customers that its unlimited data plans actually had some limits, the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday.

The settlement resolves an FCC investigation that began last year into whether the company adequately disclosed that data speeds could be slowed or even halted for heavy users during periods of network congestion, the agency said.

T-Mobile agreed to pay a $7.5-million fine and provide $35.5 million in customer benefits, including a data upgrade and discounts on accessories. The company also will spend at least $5 million to improve mobile high-speed Internet...

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