Washington Attorney General Orders T-Mobile To Change "Deceptive" UnCarrier Advertising

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U.S. Cellular has sold 10 MHz of its wireless spectrum to T-Mobile for $308 million in cash.

T-Mobile is under fire by the Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for misleading advertising regarding marketing of its UNcarrier plan. Ferguson took issue with the plan’s claims since they still contain “hidden charges for early termination of phone plans,” said the Washington Attorney General’s press release. The particular detail that concerns Ferguson is the service plan option of purchasing a phone with a monthly payment over two years, which would require customers to keep their service for 24 months or pay for the entire phone if the service is terminated. The Attorney General’s press release said they “reached a court-ordered agreement with T-Mobile to correct alleged deceptive advertising."

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