AT&T to Pay $60M in Settlement Over Deceptive Data Plans

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AT&T to Pay $60M in Settlement Over Deceptive Data Plans

The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that AT&T will have to pay $60 million to settle a case with the agency. The phone company allegedly lied to customers about its “unlimited” data plans because it throttles data if they ever went over a certain threshold.

The $60 million paid by AT&T as part of the settlement will be deposited into a fund that the company will use to provide partial refunds to both current and former customers who had originally signed up for unlimited plans prior to 2011 but were throttled by AT&T.

Affected consumers will not be required to submit a claim for the refunds. Current AT&T customers will automatically receive a credit to their bills while former customers will receive checks for the refund amount they are owed.

The settlement comes after FTC filed a complaint back in 2014 alleging that AT&T misled consumers over its data plans. In the summer of 2015, the Federal Communications Commission fined AT&T $100 million for similar deceptive marketing practices involving its data plans.

You can read the full press release here.

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