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AT&T to refund customers USD 60 mln after misleading on 'unlimited' data

Wednesday 6 November 2019 | 08:57 CET | News
AT&T has agreed to pay USD 60 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle allegations the mobile operator misled customers over its practice of throttling speeds on unlimited data plans. This settles a case filed five years ago by the FTC against the company and will see the settlement paid out to the affected customers. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: AT&T
Countries: United States
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