Cell Phone Cos. Sued Over Text Msg. Price-Fixing

Law360, New York (September 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Cell phone service providers including AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA Inc. have been named in two putative class action suits that accuse the communications giants of conspiring to fix prices for text-messaging services.

The cases, filed on Thursday in the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, claim that the service providers have doubled text message prices since 2005, although the services have not become...
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