FTC says Straight Speak’s guarantees of limitless knowledge have been crooked
In the event you have been seduced by provides of “limitless” telephone knowledge on pay as you go carriers like Straight Speak or Easy Cellular solely to seek out your service unbearably sluggish after a sure level, the Federal Commerce Fee has your again. The carriers’ proprietor, TracFone, has agreed to pay the FTC $forty million to settle expenses that it misled clients by promoting limitless knowledge that was actually throttled into oblivion. In different phrases, Straight Speak was being… lower than straight. Past the payout, TracFone has to keep away from making sketchy claims in its advertisements and present refunds to anybody who’s been burned. The settlement will not have an effect on an enormous variety of individuals, nevertheless it might function a warning signal to AT&T and different massive carriers making an attempt to keep away from penalties for equally shady throttling practices.