Class Action Against Verizon Can Move Forward
Jan 28, 2008, 2:32 PM by Eric M. Zeman
An arbitrator has decided that a large class-action lawsuit against Verizon Wireless regarding early termination fees can move forward. By making this decision, this lawsuit will represent the largest class-action lawsuit ever, with approximately 70 million members qualified as part of the class. The lawsuit contends that claimants were illegally charged $175 ETFs by Verizon Wireless upon terminating their service. If Verizon loses the lawsuit, it could be forced to pay up to $1 billion in refunds. Verizon modified its ETF policies in 2006, after this lawsuit was originally filed. A trial is expected later this year.
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ETFs are Illegal? Really!
If, on the other hand, your wireless carrier did not fulfill its obligations to you as a customer, that's a whole different ball game. But if you left your carrier early, and you expect the government to bail you out because you wanted a different phone with a different carrier, then you have NOT fulfilled y...
How do they figure 70 million?
They could be doing the lawsuit for all previous customers of Verizon over the course of several years... that would explain a high number of them, but still sounds like it would be far short of what Verizon h...
dont doubt the facts, embrace the churn.
I know VZW's churn is not that high now and probably has not been that high in the...
WHEN THE SERVICE SUCKS IT SUCKS HARD!
In the US the ETF offsets the subsidy of the handset. You're saying terminate the service and give back the phone... and be done with it. Well, y...
What exactly is this about?
If it's the 1st expect phone prices to go up, and not just for Verizon Wireless.
Anyone got any details of the case, besides RCR?
Is this saying that all ETF's Verizon Wireless charges is illegal? or some people who terminated service that were charged an ETF may have been charged illegally?
If it's the 1st expect phone prices to go up, an
I don't see how this could work
In the end, the consumer made an agreement that was legally binding. If service was terminated, the customer is on the hook for the ETF. There are ways carriers will let customers out of ETFs, however is not the responsibility of the carrier to research every departing custome...
Depends on the situation, if I go, buy a new
Voyager, and 9 months later want to leave, I agree. But not the crap of extending contracts for little or no reason, changing minutes, swapping phones and stuff like that. Yeah, that has...
Why this lawsuit will hurt everyone
If VZW were to lose this lawsuit then every carrier out there would fall victim to the same litigation and likely lose because of the precedent in this case. If every carrier looses then consumers will likely start getting charged full price for phones and contracts could be a thing of the past. This this is BS? Look at the open network VZW ...
there is truth to this;
be careful what you wish for customer
You want free phones? Sign a contract
You want free phones and no contracts? great, you have no service because all the towers are now offline because we had to cut costs to make sure your cheap ass gets what you want... or better yet you get a voice mail for customer service.
No contracts, free pda's, great service but the second you have a question your stuck with no answer and 300 page book/disclaimer telling that this is what you signed up for.
I'd love to see everyone's churn rate then it'd would be prepay hell