The Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve the transfer of control of TracFone Wireless from América Móvil to Verizon Communications.
However, the approval is subject to Verizon agreeing to strong consumer protections, many of them focusing on Lifeline service. The FCC recently fined Tracfone $6 million for alleged Lifeline abuses.
Among the binding conditions that Verizon agreed to:
Additionally, Verizon must:
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