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Verizon Settling Family SharePlan Overcharging Lawsuit


Verizon has agreed to settle a lawsuit from 2006 that claimed Verizon was charging in-network calls for users on their FamilyShare plan. This obviously means that if you’re currently on a Family Share plan, this lawsuit does not apply to you.

But if you were on a FamilyShare plan between 2002 and 2006, Verizon is paying $36.7 million in cash to all customers who had this plan. You will also get a piece of calling minutes that are worth a total of $27.5 million.

In total, Verizon will be paying $64.2 million in damages, with an additional $19.26 million to pay for the plaintiffs legal fees. Under the settlement however, Verizon does not have to admit that they were at fault though. Of course, minutes are now unlimited so it’s unlikely that this specific problem could arise again.

If you were a MobileShare plan customer during May 2002 and May 2006, you will be getting refunds or credits if the settlement is approved. If you were a customer then or still are now, what do you think of this settlement?

Source: Ars Technica

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