Home > slashdot > AT&T Sued For Systematic iPhone Overbilling

AT&T Sued For Systematic iPhone Overbilling

February 2nd, 2011 02:03 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


Hugh Pickens writes writes “UPI reports that AT&T is facing a lawsuit that says AT&T routinely bills for 7 percent to 14 percent more data transactions than normally take place, which could blossom into a costly class-action case. Court papers claim that attorneys set up a test account for an iPhone, then closed all of its apps and left the device unused for 10 days. AT&T still billed the account for 2,292 KB of usage. ‘A significant portion of the data revenues were inflated by AT&T’s rigged billing system for data transactions,’ say court papers filed on behalf of AT&T customer Patrick Hendricks. ‘This is like the rigged gas pump charging you when you never even pulled your car into the station.’ Attorneys say they would file to have the case moved to class-action status, which makes the outcome relevant to all of AT&T’s iPhone accounts.”

Source: AT&T Sued For Systematic iPhone Overbilling

Related Articles:

  1. AT&T Hit By Class Action Lawsuit For Overcharging iPhone Users For Data Usage
  2. Apple, AT&T Sued Over iPhone 4 Antennas
  3. Study Shows AT&T iPhone Owners Rely On WiFi More Than Verizon iPhone Users
  4. Patent Attorneys Sued For Copyright Infringement
  5. iPhone 4 Press Conference Roundup: White iPhone 4 Availability, iPhone 4 Coming To 17 New Countries And More
blog comments powered by Disqus