Former AT&T customers could get refund
September 14, 2010 (WPVI) -- Some former customers could get as much as $50 cash back. It's the result of a class action settlement but in order to get the money, you have to file a claim.Back in 2006, Action News introduced you to Lorena Afroilan. She bought a phone from AT&T Wireless without realizing it had a locking device, which meant she couldn't use it with a different carrier.
"So I had to go spend another $50 to $100 to buy another phone with another carrier when this phone was perfectly fine."
So Lorena brought a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Wireless and the case has now settled.
So if you bought or activated an AT&T wireless phone and had an AT&T wireless account with a P.A. billing address between August 7, 1999 and October 26th, 2004 you're eligible to get money back but you must submit a claim form.
Each subscriber is entitled to reach $10 cash per cell phone and up to a total of $50 per family.
Meantime, AT&T does deny the claims in the lawsuit and tells Action News it has no comment on the settlement.
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