Cingular Wireless misled and overcharged millions of AT&T cell phone users when Cingular bought AT&T Wireless, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
Cingular bought AT&T's cell phone system in October 2004, after assuring federal regulators that the merger would be "seamless."
But, the lawsuit contends, instead of the new and better services that Cingular promised AT&T customers, Cingular immediately began dismantling and degrading the AT&T network, forcing AT&T customers to move to Cingular's cell network. That meant buying new phone equipment, moving to higher cost plans, and, in some cases, an $18 "transfer" or "upgrade fee."
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Suit Alleges Cingular Deception
From Consumer Affairs:
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