AT&T Settlement of $60M Over Deceptive Data Plans
The Federal Commerce Fee introduced this week that AT&T pays $60 million to settle a case with the company. The corporate allegedly lied to prospects about its “limitless” knowledge plans as a result of it throttled their knowledge in the event that they ever went over a sure threshold.
The $60 million paid by AT&T as half of the settlement shall be deposited right into a fund that the corporate will use to offer partial refunds to each present and former prospects who had initially signed up for limitless plans previous to 2011 however have been throttled by AT&T. Affected shoppers won’t be required to submit a declare for the refunds. Present AT&T prospects will robotically obtain a credit score to their payments whereas former prospects will obtain checks for the refund quantity they’re owed.
The settlement comes after FTC filed a grievance again in 2014 alleging that AT&T misled shoppers over its knowledge plans. In the summertime of 2015, the Federal Communications Fee fined AT&T $100 million for comparable misleading advertising and marketing practices involving its knowledge plans.
You cab learn the press launch right here.