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|Sprint 4G Class Action Lawsuit|
- Monday, 04 October 2010 12:22
Angry Sprint customers who pay a monthly premium for 4G service and who shelled out big bucks for the EVO 4G and Epic 4G -- even though they don’t get 4G service -- may finally get some vindication from a class action lawsuit filed September 30 in Southern California.
Sprint rolled out the 4G phones “with great fanfare” this summer as the first and only phones able to access wireless 4G from a national carrier. According to the Sprint 4G class action lawsuit, however, Sprint’s 4G coverage is limited to only 53 markets in 22 states, and many of these markets are not even located in major urban areas. In California, for example, Sprint only offers 4G service in the cities of Merced, Modesto, Stockton and Visalia. Major California areas such as Los Angeles and San Francisco have been promised 4G access “in the near future” by Sprint, but no specific California 4G rollout dates have been made public. Other major urban such as San Diego and Sacramento have no prospect of having Sprint 4G access any time in the near future.
On top of having to pay premium prices for a 4G phone that doesn’t get 4G service, these customers are also required to purchase Sprint’s “Everything Data” plan and pay an additional $10 a month for 4G service -- which they’re not even getting.
The Sprint 4G class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all individuals or entities who purchased, leased or otherwise acquired 4G wireless phones from Sprint and were billed for Premium Data charges or other charges specific to 4G phones but did not receive 4G service starting May 2010 to the present. It also includes a subclass of individuals and entities that reside in California and were billed for the $10 Premium Charge at issue during the relevant time period.
A copy of the Sprint 4G Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:09