- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas’ attorney general says the state will receive more than $230,000 after reaching a settlement involving “mobile cramming” allegations against mobile communications provider T-Mobile.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday he and 50 other attorneys general along with the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission had reached the settlement with R-Mobile.

“Cramming” is when a company places charges for third-party services on mobile phone bills that were not authorized by the consumer. The settlement includes at least $90 million in payments to affected consumers.

T-Mobile customers have complained about charges, typically $9.99 per month, for “premium” text message subscription services that they did not request. T-Mobile must provide each victim of cramming who files a claim under its Premium SMS Refund Program an opportunity for a full refund.

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