Big Red is being hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging the largest U.S. carrier has been improperly charging non-smartphone users for data.
Feature phone users who don’t have a data plan are charged $1.99 per megabyte for mobile data access and it recently said accidentally opening up the mobile browser or VCast apps won’t accrue charges. The law firm of Goldman Scarlato & Karon, P.C. said this isn’t the case and it is looking for reimbursements (and sizable legal fees, I’m assuming) for those who payed for data they didn’t use. I can’t say I have super inside knowledge on this but, needless to say, if Big Red was doing this, it should pay. I get the feeling that the ultimate result of this case will be Verizon requiring more feature phones to have a data plan.