Wal-Mart, TracFone Face Suit Over 'Unlimited' Data Plan

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT) -- A Florida consumer hit “Straight Talk” prepaid phone co-founders Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and TracFone Wireless Inc. with a putative class action Monday claiming the service promises unlimited data service that is actually subject to several undisclosed restrictions.

Plaintiff John Browning says the companies hawk the month-to-month, no-contract service with promises of limitless talk, text and data use, but claims that once consumers on the purportedly unlimited plan reach a certain undisclosed usage threshold, the service systematically and uniformly begins to “throttle” wireless data speed or shut...
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