Talk about a David vs Goliath battle. Matt Spaccerelli, an unemployed California truck driver, had enough for AT&T’s false “unlimited data” plan marketing.
Like thousands of other owners of smartphones who had been grandfathered into AT&T’s $30 monthly unlimited data plan, Spaccerelli discovered that AT&T was slowing his data downloads down to a trickle when he reached close to two gigabytes of data.
He said in small claims and and won $850, according to an AP report.
“AT&T spokesman Marty Richter said the company will appeal the judge’s ruling. “At the end of the day, our contract governs our relationship with our customers,” he said.
Hopefully AT&T customers who live in Connecticut and other states where small claims awards cannot be appealed will sue AT&T over this issue.
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