Idaho Attorney General Reaches Settlement With T-Mobile Over Unauthorized Charges


Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says that the Gem State, in conjunction with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached a massive settlement with T-Mobile over unauthorized charges on its customers' billing statements.

As part of the settlement, T-Mobile has agreed to pay $90 million and cease the practice of "cramming"—charges added to cell phone bills for premium text messaging services like horoscopes, trivia and sports scores. The charges usually came to $9.99 per month.

"Idaho consumers should not have to bear the burden of paying for mobile phone charges they never signed up for in the first place," Wasden wrote in a press release. 

Under the terms of the agreement, T-Mobile customers will be eligible for refunds from a nationwide pool totaling $67.5 million based on the types of mobile plans and the amount of unauthorized charges on their bills. In Idaho, there are approximately 29,000 customers who may be eligible for refunds. Customers may also call the Refund Administrator at 855-382-6403.