Docket Number: 
WT Docket 22-210

On November 22, 2021, the Commission approved the application of Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon), América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. (América Móvil), and TracFone Wireless, Inc. (TracFone) for Commission consent to the transfer of control of TracFone’s international section 214 authorization from América Móvil to Verizon, finding that with the imposition of “a number of demanding conditions,” the transaction would serve the public interest. These include strong conditions to protect low-income consumers from price increases and to ensure that TracFone remains a supportive Lifeline participant, in addition to customer migration and transition and device unlocking conditions. Further, independent enforcement conditions, including both an internal and an independent compliance officer who are empowered to proactively monitor conditions, ensure that low-income consumers are not being harmed, and facilitate consumer complaints about potential violations—particularly from Lifeline subscribers.

Contacts: 
Stacy Ferraro
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Stacy.Ferraro@fcc.gov
Catherine Matraves
Office of Economics and Analytics
Catherine.Matraves@fcc.gov
Joel Rabinovitz
Office of General Counsel
Joel.Rabinovitz@fcc.gov
General Information: 

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