If Verizon, Sprint Crammed Fees Into Your Bill, You Need To Act ASAP
Verizon and Sprint subscribers who paid for illegal "crammed" services are entitled to some money; the deadline to get a refund is almost here.
Do you remember hearing about cellphone companies cramming extra charges into their subscribers' bills?
That's when each of the four big U.S. carriers charged service fees for stuff like horoscopes, ring tones or sports scores. The problem was that the services were not requested or approved by the people footing the bill.
That's why the Federal Communications Commission has a settlement set up for Verizon and Sprint subscribers who paid for the crammed services after July 1, 2010.
If you were one of them, you may have some money coming your way. But you have to apply for the refund; the deadline is Dec. 31.
And that application process isn't exactly quick, so if you want to see if you qualify for a refund, we advise starting the process sooner rather than later. We've included a couple links at the end of this video's transcript to get you to the right place.
Requests must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2015.
This video includes an image from Getty Images.
Drones are being tested to deliver AEDs to cardiac arrest emergencies
Sweden is one of the first places to develop an AED drone delivery program, and over the span of four months, they made 11 deliveries.By Scott Sonner / City of Flirtey via AP
Can machines be creative?
Generative AI is a subfield of artificial intelligence that involves training models to generate new content such as text, images, or music.By John Minchillo / AP
Meet Hal, a robot helping future nurses treat patients in real time
Nursing students are using artificial intelligence and robots to train for real-life patients' symptoms and concerns.By Scripps News
Meet the musician teaching the banjo's African roots
As he performs across the country, Jake Blount is helping listeners learn how the banjo relates to Black American culture.By Scripps News
How authorities are combatting counterfeit Super Bowl gear
There's a spike in fake sports gear around the Super Bowl each year, and criminals are getting savvier and more sophisticated.By AP
This is how South Carolina is fixing the correctional officer shortage
A lack of correctional officers across the country is expected to worsen, but South Carolina is making changes to recruit and retain more workers.By Scripps News