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Verizon Class Action Suit

Verizon wireless has received notification that they are being sued in a class action lawsuit in the state of New Jersey.  This class-action suit from the law firm of Goldman Scarlato & Karon, P.C. has been filed on behalf of cell phone users that do not have smart phones.  They are claiming that these users have been charged for data transfer services that they have never actually used.  This is in regard to customers being charged accidentally the $1.99 per megabyte for accessing the web or using any other data services.  Verizon stated that these charges are only access to those users that stray away from the Verizon home page and obtain other applications and services.  The lawsuit claims that Verizon has charged customers even though they have not accessed this type of service.  The lawsuit is looking to be able to return the money is improperly charged back to the customers.

HTC Google Nexus One Black Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone

In other news, the major United States carriers, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, along with Google have begun to respond to the FCC in regard to the early termination fees that customers have to pay.  It has long known that these carriers as well as others have had extremely high early termination fees in order to cover the costs of the cell phone devices that they provide at a discount through their plans.  Google has stated that their $350 fee for customers that use the Nexus One and break their contract is fair.

In the past, Nexus One users have had to actually pay early termination fees to both Google and T-Mobile.  They have begun to reduce some of these early termination fees and have actually lowered it to $150 for new T-Mobile customers.  The make your carriers also explained that they would be making sure that they fully disclose the early termination fees to all customers.  This is just one more reason why unlocked cell phones are probably one of the best ways to avoid the unnecessary fees from the major carriers in the United States.

One thought on “Verizon Class Action Suit”

  • shawn mcbride

    How about a class action suit against Verizon for their "pro-rate" tactic whereby suddenly the consumer is over their alloted minutes and charged hundreds of dollars? In fact consumers were never over their monthly minutes, but a change in plan causes a daily minute calculation rather than a blending of the two monthly plans.

    Verizon is very underhanded about this tactic, failing repeatedly to explain the consequences of a mid cycle change. Even if a consumer is increasing their plan to a more expensive choice with more minutes, they can end up being charged hundreds.

    Multiply the hundreds they've stolen from me by millions of consumers.

    I'm ready for a deposition.

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