FTC to Tracfone: the word "unlimited" means... unlimited [telecom]

[FTC press release]

Prepaid Mobile Provider TracFone to Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers About "Unlimited" Data Plans

Operator of Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile and TelCel America Cut Off and Drastically Slowed Data Service Without Telling Consumers ...... But despite emphasizing unlimited data in its advertisements, TracFone drastically slowed or cut off consumers' mobile data after they used more than certain fixed limits in a 30-day period.

"The issue here is simple: when you promise consumers 'unlimited,' that means unlimited," said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. ====== rest:

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wow, the potential here... the Feds enforcing the "words mean what they say" deal.

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