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Class action suits against AT&T, Apple cleared by judge

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jul 2010 0:15 User comments (6)

Class action suits against AT&T, Apple cleared by judge A federal judge has cleared a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T, and the suit will consolidate a few filed over the years.
The complaint takes aim at Apple's practice of locking iPhones to AT&T and Apple's practice of controlling what applications can be download to said smartphones.

Furthermore, the suit also complaints that Apple secretly made AT&T its exclusive iPhone partner for five years, effectively locking customers into a five-year deal with AT&T if they want to keep their phone, while they had only paid for two-year contracts.

Additionally, the deal hurt competition and drove up prices.

Judge James Ware has said those parts of the lawsuits can continue as class action. The suit is available to anyone who purchased an iPhone with a two-year contract since June 2007.

If successful, the suit will force Apple to sell all phones unlocked and with the ability to download any programs they want.

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6 user comments

112.7.2010 1:30

Let it be successful!

212.7.2010 2:41

if this happens this will be so great there will be no need for at&t. :)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Jul 2010 @ 2:42

312.7.2010 3:19

Yeah...From a consumer stand point it does suck balls.

I'll never own an IPhone. I'm a proud Black Berry User, plan to keep it that way.


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412.7.2010 8:47

This would be amazing if they actually win. Somehow I doubt it though.

512.7.2010 8:58

I pity the fools...That's what you get for buying a sh!#y a$$ phone from an equally valuable company...

612.7.2010 16:40

Originally posted by DXR88:
Yeah...From a consumer stand point it does suck balls.

I'll never own an IPhone. I'm a proud Black Berry User, plan to keep it that way.
Amen brother!!!!

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