Sprint Premium SMS Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

Current and former Sprint postpaid and prepaid customer account holders (Sprint customers) who paid for unauthorized third-party PSMS charges after July 1, 2010 and who did not receive a credit for those charges may apply for refunds

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Proof of Purchase


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Case Name

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Sprint Corporation
Case No. 14-cv-09931
District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Case Summary

This settlement resolves claims that Spirit Corp. consumers were charged by the phone provider for unauthorized third-party services on their monthly cellphone bill by premium SMS companies.

Premium SMS companies provide services like ringtones, wallpapers, and horoscope and celebrity gossip text messages.

Sprint denies liability but has agreed to settle to avoid the costs and uncertainty associated with a long litigation process.

Settlement Pool





Sprint Government Restitution Plan Administrator

P.O. Box 43364
Providence, RI 02940-3364