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[Neowin] U.S. government claims Sprint overcharged them $21 million in expenses

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Reuters reports that the Obama administration has filed a lawsuit this week against Sprint, claiming that between 2007 and 2010 the company sent the government bills that were a total of $21 million higher than they should have been. The government is supposed to compensate Sprint and other carriers for costs they might incur because of court-ordered surveillance activities.

However, the Justice Department claims Sprint "knowingly submitted false claims" for other expenses that were not related to surveillance, such as upgrades to the company's equipment and services. It added, "Because Sprint's invoices for intercept charges did not identify the particular expenses for which it sought reimbursement, federal law enforcement agencies were unable to detect that Sprint was requesting reimbursement of these unallowable costs."
It doesn't fit in that budget, c'mon sprint don't get the government shut down again. LOL
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Damn man Cellular companies really screwing everyone lol
Edited by Redeemer - 3/6/14 at 7:22pm
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Government needs to switch to Net10
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if this is true then it shows how corrupt these telecom companies (including cable companies) are. Ridiculous
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They over charged everyone. My plan went from $69.99 unlimited to $79.99 with the data plan but I never saw a bill under $120.00. And that's for one phone.
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Government needs to switch to Net10

...or maybe Tracfone, since that's what they're doing anyway.
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Government needs to switch to Net10

...or maybe Tracfone, since that's what they're doing anyway.

Yup tracfone is net10. I have net10 on a lg g2 and it says tracfone. Same service as att though.
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They over charged everyone. My plan went from $69.99 unlimited to $79.99 with the data plan but I never saw a bill under $120.00. And that's for one phone.

When was the last time you actually looked at your bill?

69.99 meant you had a non "smart" phone or just a really old one..

And even with 11 dollar insurance I guarantee your bill was right at about a 100 WITH tax. unless you have an ASL account and or a hotspot/extra things added on.
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That $21 million is a huge part of our deficit.... rolleyes.gif

We pay ~$100 a month after taxes for 5 lines, 450 minutes with rollover, 3000 night and weekend with rollover, unlimited moble to mobile, ATT. No texts, no data.
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The US government is already overcharging all their citizens so yeah. Pot calling the kettle black.
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