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AT&T Settles Old Billing Claim Lawsuits

By Sarah Pierce

 

AT&T Wireless, which merged with Cingular Wireless in 2004 and became AT&T Mobility in 2007, engaged in shady billing practices, according to several class action lawsuits filed in California and Washington. If you were an AT&T Wireless subscriber any time after March 1, 1999 and were billed certain charges, you could receive up to $10 if the proposed class action settlements are approved. (Note: The class action settlements do not concern the practices of Cingular Wireless or AT&T Mobility.)

 

According to the class action settlement notice, eligible consumers can receive settlements under the proposed deal if they fall within the following three classes:

 

(1) Stern I Settlement Class:

Includes those who subscribed to AT&T Wireless any time between December 20, 2001 and the Effective Date.

 

– Subscribers in this class who allege they were charged for the mMode Data Service without their authorization or didn’t understand the disclosures about mMode may receive a check for $8 per line charged.

 

– Subscribers who say they were charged for the EDID (ENH Discount International Dial) service without their authorization or didn’t understand disclosures about EDID may receive a check for $10 per line charged.

 

(1) Lozano Settlement Class:

Includes those who had a “One Rate-type” plan with AT&T Wireless any time between March 1, 1999 and the Effective Date.

 

– Subscribers who claim they did not understand that when they signed up for a One Rate-type plan that calls made during one billing period may be charged as if made in another billing period may get a check for $8 or a 250-minute AT&T Phone Card.

 

(1) UCC Settlement Class:

Includes AT&T Wireless subscribers who paid, but were not previously refunded or credited Universal Connectivity Charges between March 1, 1999 and the Effective Date.

 

  Subscribers who say they were not aware when they subscribed that they would be charged a Universal Connectivity Charge may receive a check for $7.

 

If you believe you’re eligible for a class action settlement under any of these classes, you have until February 13, 2011 to file a valid claim form. More information about how to file a valid claim for the AT&T Wireless Service Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found in our Open Settlements section here.

 

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Updated July 6th, 2010

 

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1 Comment

  • Anonymous September 28, 2012

    I was notified several years ago about my account with Cingular. I moved from my previous location,therefore I never received any more notice. I was told that there was a lawsuit in progress and I was included for a refund but I had to do nothing because my account was already on file. I just would like to know the end result if possible. Please and thank you.

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