AT&T To Pay Customers Forced Into Monthly Data Plans

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 4:19 PM EST) -- AT&T Inc. will pay $700,000 to resolve complaints that the company switched some consumers to mandatory monthly wireless data plans after promising they could retain their pay-as-you-go plans, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday.

The company, as part of a consent decree, has agreed to refund excess charges paid by individual customers, which could be as much as $25 to $30 a month, depending on data use, the FCC said.

“The transfers began occurring in November 2009, shortly after AT&T required first-time smartphone subscribers or...
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