TracFone Paying $40M to Settle FTC Complaint

Agency says company throttled 'unlimited' data plan customers

The Federal Trade Commission Wednesday (Jan. 28) said TracFone has agreed to pay $40 million to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers with promises of unlimited data plans.

The Federal Communications Commission has also been looking hard at data plans and promises.

The FTC charged that since 2009, the prepaid mobile plan provider advertised its monthly plans in TV and radio ads, among other media, as offering unlimited data, only to slow or cut off data after a certain fixed limit.

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