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Sprint Escapes Class-Action Lawsuit

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Jun 25, 2009, 8:34 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Judge Robert Bryan of the U.S. district court of Tacoma, Wash., ruled this week that Sprint will not face a nationwide class-action lawsuit. The suit, brought about by a California based consumer-advocacy group, alleged that Sprint overcharged some customers for certain wireless taxes and then refused to issue refunds once the mistake was pointed out. It also noted that Sprint charged additional fees to for text messages that were sent to laptop dongles. The judge said the plaintiffs were not able to make a strong case to elevate the lawsuit to class-action status.

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Jun 25, 2009, 1:28 PM

People are bums

The whole social stigma of "I'm gonna sue you" is so out of control, saying "I wasnt told about this" is kind of like shooting a gun at someone and then claiming no one ever told you it could kill someone...people are effing stupid idiots...call the villiage there missing someone...
It's true people are bums, they look for any way to get money. IE people who sue mcdonalds for them burning their tongue when they buiy a drink titled HOT coffee. That is not to say the salesmen are not to blame as well. As a salesmen myself I try to ...
It is not clear that people were told they would be charged.

If Sprint "overcharged" taxes, either:
A. The charged more than they said they would, or
B. They lied about the tax rate.

Maybe Sprint is different, but most carriers don't put tax r...

Jun 25, 2009, 9:43 AM

SMS messages can be sent to laptop dongles?

yes. I block texting on all laptop dongles I sell unless the customer doesn't have a phone on the account (they will be texted their temporary My Verizon passwords, so they need it unblocked for that).
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