AT&T to settle lawsuit over alleged mobile data taxes (US)

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AT­&T has decided to settle a class-action court case over taxes charged on mobile data tariffs. The company was in the process of sending text messages to subscribers notifying them that they may be eligible to a refund under the terms of settlement.

As per the company’s statement, subscribers who paid for mobile internet access through certain services including iPhone data plans, Blackberry data plans, other smart phone data plans, laptop connect cards and pre-paid user data services on bills issued from November 1, 2005  to September 7, 2010, then they might be eligible to receive benefits from a class action settlement.

The claimants in the case had argued that AT&T Mobility charged taxes, fees and surcharges on Internet access in violation of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

EditorAT&T to settle lawsuit over alleged mobile data taxes (US)