Mobile Content Providers Settle Unauthorized Billing Class Action

While the FCC has taken an interest in mobile marketing by carriers -- most notably with investigations of carrier early termination fees and proceedings examining wireless consumer bill shock” -- it also is helpful to remember that the mobile content providers are subject to enforcement for deceptive marketing practices. Our colleagues at the Ad Law Access blog covered a recent settlement of a class action lawsuit by several mobile marketers. They remind marketers to clearly and conspicuously disclose costs so that consumers know what they are obligated to pay. Mobile service providers should ensure that their billing and collection agreements impose such an obligation on the content provider and that the carrier properly polices compliance.

Read the Ad Law Access story here.