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Verizon sued in class-action over phantom data fees

updated 02:15 pm EST, Fri February 26, 2010

Verizon said charging 2 dollars for unused data

Cleveland-based law firm Goldman Scarlato & Karon on Friday sued Verizon in a class-action case that accuses it of illegally charging phantom data fees. Filed in a New Jersey federal court, the complaint echoes known allegations that Verizon has been randomly charging customers with regular cellphones $2 on their bills for data they never used. The suit would compensate any Verizon customer that can prove they saw the fees on their bills.

The exact demands of the lawsuit and other claims made haven't yet been made available online.

Verizon has publicly denied charging customers the extra fees and has implied that customers weren't being truthful as it insists that it doesn't charge customers for accidentally launching into its portal website. The contradiction between subscriber experiences and claims has led to the phantom fees being a part of an FCC inquiry into the necessity of many cell carrier charges.



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