Sprint Hit with Record Fine


Published 05/24 2014 04:58PM

Updated 05/24 2014 05:24PM

(CNN) Sprint will pay the government A $7.5 million fine for sending commercial phone and text messages to customers who opted out of them.

As part of the settlement, the wireless carrier will set up a compliance program and report to regulators over the next two years.

Sprint blames the unwanted messages on technical and human error, and says that it has made improvements.

This is the largest fine in a "do not call" case.

Back in 2011, sprint paid a $400,000 fine for "do not call" list violations.

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