Verizon Wireless plans $30M-$90M customer refunds

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 millionin refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged forinadvertent Web access or data usage over the past several years.The FCC had asked Verizon Wireless last year about$1.99-a-megabyte data access fees that appeared on the bills ofcustomers who didn’t have data plans but who accidentally initiateddata or Web access by pressing a button on their phones.In a statement on its website Sunday, Verizon Wireless said mostof the 15 million customers affected will receive credits of $2 to$6 on their October or November bills. Customers no longer with theNew York-based carrier will get refund checks. Some will receivelarger sums.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!