FCC to Fight Some Cramming

Ever heard of “cramming” as related to cell phones (as opposed to McDonald’s food)? I hadn’t. Apparently they made up a new word for fraud, as applied to certain companies. The idea of “cramming” apparently is when a phone company charges you for something you didn’t buy. I don’t know why it’s not just called fraud, lying, or some other term, but whatever.

The the news is that the FCC is going to put a stop to it — at least by some companies. The FCC wants to stop all the “extra” fees showing up on cell phone bills — well, not all the extra fees, just some of them. All the extra, mysterious “fees” that show up that go to the government will, of course, remain…

Note: Sorry, I’ve been away on a trip in Europe. I’m not so sure that America is the freest country in the world any more.

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2 Responses to “FCC to Fight Some Cramming”

  1. Big Dog says:

    They say they want to make it more transparent. Given the regime’s difficulties with transparency (or their muddy definition of the word) it is hard to believe things will get better.

    If the cell company tacks on fees for something you do not want or did not buy it is cramming. If the government does it it is called taxes.

  2. Blake says:

    This regime speaks in opposites-good means bad, transparent means anything but-