Verizon Wireless to Refund $90 Million in Data Fees
Verizon Wireless has announced that it will pay approximately 15 million of its customers a total of $90 million in refunds for erroneous data charges applied to their accounts. The refund, which the FCC had a hand in forcing upon Verizon, covers data charges that were incurred when users accidentally or otherwise unknowingly accessed data services. For example, users who accidentally launched the browser (and weren't subscribed to a data plan) were charged with per-megabyte data sessions. Verizon will pay the customers between $2 and $6 each.
Google's Project Fi Wireless Service Offers Refunds for Unused Data
Google today announced Project Fi, which relies on a combination of cellular and WiFi networks to keep users connected wherever they roam. Google partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile to provide the cellular component.
Sprint and Verizon Fined Total of $158M to Settle Cramming Charges
The FCC today said Sprint and Verizon Wireless have agreed to pay $158 million to settle charges that they fraudulently charged customers for third-party services — a tactic referred to as cramming. Specifically, Sprint will pay a total of $68 million, $50 million of which will go back to customers, $14 million of which will go to state governments, and $2 million of which will go to the federal government.
Verizon Offering Bonus Data to Family Plan Subscribers
Verizon Wireless says families of four can get 16 GB of mobile data for $150 per month thanks to a new bonus data promotion. Verizon charges $70 per month for its 8 GB (or, L) plan.
Verizon Wireless Debuts New My Verizon App and Plan
Verizon Wireless today announced major changes to its service plans and how customers manage them. The new Verizon Plan goes hand-in-hand with a completely new My Verizon app for mobile devices.
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I feel that I should explain my position as not a supporter of Verizon Wireless. Naturally, this should come as some sort of relief to me, because it is slightly effecting VZW's profit margin. Let me also explain, however, that I am more of a non-supporter of a controlling tyranny than any other business in the world.
It's quite frightening that the country that prides itself on giving freedom to its citizens contains consumers that condo...
the root word for government is "govern" what else do you want them to do? and then when they dont do anything about the clamour of the people u say their wasting your money?
i want to say more.. but i guess my word...
Yes. It sets an aura of fighting for the rights of business people and businesses operating on American soil. It also conveys the passion of needing to stand up for those rights through many outlets even if throug...
I guess I should stick with what is exp...
Carriers and phone manufacturers can do their part by making one touch access less accessible or putting data further into the menu system.
I can picture how many customers used it intentionally and whined saying they never meant to push the option or I never signed up for data plans so why should my phone allow me to access it.
While I appreciate that Verizon Wireless has acknowledged its billing errors, the refunds to millions of Americans have been a long time coming. It appears the company was...
90 Million to Verizon is nothing compared to their BILLIONS in Profit.
They spend more in advertisement than this credit.. Besides making people use data was their purpose all along.