FCC said to seek $105-million fine from Sprint for bogus billing

Regulators plan to fine Sprint Corp. $105 million for billing phone customers for unwanted services, including horoscopes, in the latest U.S. action against a large carrier for so-called cramming, two officials said.

The penalty against the third-largest U.S. mobile provider was proposed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, said agency officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the action hasn't been announced. The five agency commissioners must vote on the proposed fine.

Kim Hart, an FCC spokeswoman, declined to comment. Jeffrey Silva, a spokesman for Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint, said the company doesn't comment on "rumor and...

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