$30 million to be repaid to Florida customers by Verizon & Alltel

$30 million to be repaid to Florida customers by Verizon & Alltel
Don't you hate it when you crack open that monthly bill only to find it exorbitantly higher than normal because of random charges for ringtone downloads? Verizon and Alltel customers located in Florida may soon be getting some much needed money for unwanted charges such as ringtone, music, and horoscope services found on their bills. Customers may not have noticed them because they had unrecognizable names like “OpenMarket” and “M-Blox.” Attorney General Bill McCollum said that a settlement would offer a refund estimated at $24 million for Verizon and $6 million for Alltel customers that were affected. And that's no small chunk of change - $30 million total out of the bank – but it's only the right thing to do.

source: Yahoo via Cell Phone Digest

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6 Comments

1. B_Adams

Posts: 24; Member since: May 25, 2009

"horrorscope" lol

5. legionsreturn unregistered

Good album

2. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Surprised more carriers weren't involved in this

3. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

The flawless carrier verizon did this? i never knew that verizon made mistakes.....i thought it was just att, tmobile, and sprint....ah well.

4. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

uh vz always makes mistakes they all do and didnt they already publish an article like this that said it was lower than $30 mil? What "Great Innovation" does vz have? ---T-mobile had the first android phone soon to be SECOND ALSO ---ATT has the iphone ----Sprint has the Pre ----that leaves vz with only like the bb storm not that great

6. sprntfanboi02

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

oh so this is how vzw got enough money to purchase alltel, screwing over their customers

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