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.