iPad class action

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by figmo10, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Ultrimate

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    somethings smells fishy, I dont have 3g but hell yeah I would join, I dont like AT&T they have pulled scams like this before, and now are tarnishing apples reputation..

    This was a big part of their advertisement and ppl bought the 3G for this reason and then week later they drop it?? Its like at&t saying,"to late sucka, you signed on the dotted line"

    You better believe there should be a huge lawsuit, I hope AT&T suffers for this and goes bankrupt (never happen, I know)

    and as for apple, their colors are now showing, its obvious they knew about this, its like their doing business with the mafia (at&t)..

    too bad lawyers are gonna get the most of all $$$$$ while customers get pennies, but thats usually how it always goes...
     
  2. Phantom

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    Yes, I went to there website and filled out the online form. Will wait to see what happens.
     
  3. phenixagom

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    I don't like what AT&T did but to me, if I was the judge, I would throw this case out as a fraudulent lawsuit. If you don't like the product, then don't buy it. No one is forcing you. If you have a 3G and bought it with the unlimited data offer, then you still can sign up.

    I bought a 3G because maybe in the future I wanted data, or when I travel overseas. But I also wanted the GPS with it also. I think it sucks they are not doing unlimited anymore but it's their company and if I don't like it than I can buy a different product.
     
  4. jkhonea

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    I can see the lawsuit tending towards AT&T more than I can see Apple. They control the data contracts, not Apple. Did Apple know they were changing plans? Who knows conclusively? AT&T is the direct party that DEFINITELY had knowledge of the change.
     
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    you are missing the point. i bought the radio for $130 extra because it had value to me at the time; now today, not so much value. if on july 1st, att says sorry we can't afford to offer month-to-month. from now on, you have to sign a 2-year ipad data plan with a $1000 cancellation fee.

    fine if they do that, they do whatever they want. but now i have a $130 radio in my ipad that i am stuck with and for me, it's no longer worth it. att lured me into buying this extra radio with a sweet deal that i can't even use anymore. i thought paying $130 for a radio was good as long as i could go unlimited. i made that choice. if att backs out, i should be able to back out as well. if att refunds me $130 and disables the radio in my ipad permanently, i'll be fine.

    so sure att can do whatever it wants. but i can sue if i feel damages. i feel $130 is a small price to pay for occasional unlimited and month-to-month. take away unlimited and the radio is only worth $50 to me. add a 1-year contract to it and the radio is only worth $10 to me. that's fair isn't it? who's going to make me whole?

    if the wifi-only unit price = wifi + 3g unit price, this would would be much less of an issue. i realise att said ymmv but if the damages are significant or unusual, you're going to have lawyers who will seek to point this out in court.
     
  6. Seadog

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    And what is to prevent you from selling it on eBay for a profit, then buying a wifi model? If you bought one before they cancelled the program, you have options. You can be on the unlimited plan by staying on it, or you can spend less money for a plan that is very good. With the wifi availability increasing, there is little that this will actually affect. And anyone who would use more than the 2GB/month should have no trouble justifying staying on the unlimited plan.

    This is about people trying to get something for nothing. Lawyers love that and one good lawsuit can make them a living for a long time.
     
  7. DavidNM

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    There are reasons why consumer protection laws exist. For one - they exist to prevent the business criminal a$$holes from screwing the average consumer. But kensteele has an excellent point. This lawsuit is not fraudulent - just look at the keynote speech with Steve showing the slides of the data plans - he sure as hell was hyping the plans as the next best thing since sliced white bread - the crowds oohhing and awwwing. And Apple sold millions of the 3G's - partly because of the flexibility and the unlimited usage of the data plans. This is just wrong - and BOTH Apple and ATT deserve to get their knuckles broke in court over this.
     
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  8. jkhonea

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    Please keep in mind unless you have solid evidence, it is speculation regarding Apple's role in this. The court will rule this the same most likely.

    Sent from Droid Incredible
     
  9. DavidNM

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    But Apple benefited from the fruits of the deception. Whether or not Apple was wronged will be between Apple and ATT in court.
     
  10. jkhonea

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    Yes, Apple did benefit, but I can tell you now the courts will not rule against Apple and make them go back on AT&T. If that happens, Apple has crappy lawyers.

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