Sprint, Nextel, T-Mobile sued for false advertising

Wireless carriers Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile are being sued by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, which claims the wireless firms promise one deal in large print, but offer something different in the ads' small print. "You can't promise a great deal in the headline and hide the true costs in the fine print," said Jonathan Mintz, the department's acting commissioner. A T-Mobile spokesman declined comment, Nextel's spokesman said the company's ads are "truthful" and a Sprint spokeswoman said the company is disappointed by the lawsuit.

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