The illegal practice of switching a customer's long distance service from one service provider to another without the customer's permission.
When a consumer's long distance carrier is changed without the customer's knowledge or consent. If you get a bill from an unknown company or find higher interstate charges on your local phone bill, you have probably been slammed. This is illegal and should be immediately reported to both your local phone carrier and the FCC. You can avoid any future slamming by submitting a written PIC Freeze request (see above) to your local carrier.
Changing an end user's primary local exchange carrier or Interexchange Carrier without the end user's authorization. Slamming is unlawful.
The term used to describe what occurs when a long distance customer's service is switched to another service without that customer's knowledge or consent. Slamming is illegal and violates FCC rules -- Click here for more information on this topic.
The illegal act of switching a customer's telecommunications service provider without their knowledge or permission. If your phone company has been changed without your consent, you may be the victim of slamming. You should call the phone company who transferred you and tell them that you want the problem fixed. Then call your authorised phone company to let them know what happened and explain that you would like to go back to the same service plan you had before. In most instances, the problem must be fixed within two business days.
Usually defined as a telecommunication carrier's changing of a consumer's intraLATA toll or long distance service without the customer's permission.
Customers are "slammed" if their long distance service is changed without their knowledge or without their authorization. The long distance company that "slammed" the customer is assessed a "slamming fee" if it is unable to produce appropriate authorization within 15 days following initiation of a dispute.
This is an illegal activity practiced by unscrupulous phone service providers. This term refers to a local or long-distance provider charging you without your consent. Again, make sure to check your phone statements monthly, and if you are being slammed, contact the FCC, or even the local Better Business Bureau immediately! To prevent this from happening in the first place, contact the customer service offices of your local and long-distance carriers and ask for a PIC freeze to be placed on your account. Also see Cramming, above.
The practice of switching a customer's energy supply service without the customer's authorization. This practice is illegal.
"Slamming" is the unauthorized changing of a customer's long distance telephone service. Click here for more information about slamming and to learn how you can avoid being slammed! [Back to Glossary Table of Contents
Switching a customers long distance service to a new long distance company without a consumer's permission. Such unauthorized switching violates FCC rules and consumer protection policies. Slamming can also occur with other utility service such as gas or electric.
The unauthorized change in a consumer's preferred telephone service provider.
The unauthorized changing of a customerÂ's telecommunications company.
This is a term used when an electric supplier switches a consumer's service without permission. Slamming is illegal.
The transfer of a consumer from one utility company (typically telephone service) to another without the consumer's knowledge or consent. Telephone slamming violates Indiana law, IURC rules and FCC rules.
The term used to describe what occurs when a customer's long distance service is switched from one long distance company to another without the customer's permission. Such unauthorized switching violates FCC rules.
The unauthorized switching of a customerâ€™s account to another utility or AES without the customer's consent.
The act of changing a customer's chosen electric supplier without the customer's consent.
Unauthorised â€˜churnâ€(tm) or transfer of a customer from one telecommunications provider to another (also see churning)
changing a consumer's telecoms supplier for some or all of their telephone services without the consumer's full knowledge or consent
Switching electric service without a customer's approval.
The unauthorized switching of a customer's long-distance phone service from one carrier to another without the customer's permission. Slamming violates FCC regulations.
The illegal act of switching a retail customer's long distance and/or local telecommunications service provider without permission and/or knowledge of the customer or any of the customer's representatives.
The practice of switching long-distance carriers without a customer's permission or knowledge. This frequently occurs during promotional giveaways in which the fine print contains the only mention of the long-distance provider change, or in other service agreements that may or may not be directly related to long-distance service.
Slamming refers to the unlawful switching of providers without the consent or knowledge of the customer.
ILLEGAL process of changing the pre-subscribed carrier designation on a telephone line without the permission of the subscriber.
the unauthorized switching of a customer's long distance carrier. (For more information on slamming and to find out how to file a complaint if you have been slammed, please visit the FCC.)
When a telephone customer's long distance service has been switched from one long distance company to another without the customer's permission. This is illegal.
Slamming means a customer's electric service is switched without customer approval. This is illegal and the PUCT enforces penalties.
Another illegal activity against you where your long distance or local service carrier changes without your knowledge and consent. See also Cramming. And again; if it happens to you, get on to the FCC or local Better Business Bureau immediately! There is a way to prevent this from happening in the first place. Contact the customer service offices of your long distance and local carriers, and ask for a PIC freeze to be placed on your account.