You know all that AT&T moaning where the company said it had a great network but accused iPhone users of being “data hogs” as an explanation for network patchiness? Well, it seems the company may have been telling some fibs, and there’s a new lawsuit in town that seeks to prove it.
“AT&T has ‘systematically’ overcharged iPhone and iPad owners with capped data plans by inflating the amount of data they download and adding ‘phantom traffic,’a lawsuit claimed last week,” Computerworld reports.
Naturally, AT&T intends mounting a vigorous defence of itself against the suit, filed by Patrick Hendricks.
The lawsuit also claims a “significant portion” of AT&T’s $1.1 billion of wireless revenue gains last quarter came from the bogus charges and overbilling, the report explains.
“AT&T’s billing system for iPhone and iPad data transactions is like a rigged gas pump that charges for a full gallon when it pumps only nine-tenths of a gallon into your car’s tank,” the complaint read.
We wonder how this will go….