The Federal Communications Commission announced that AT&T has agreed to pay a $700,000 fine in order to settle complaints that it switched certain customers from their grandfathered pay-as-you-go data plans even though AT&T promised some customers they could keep those plans.
AT&T will also pay approximately $25 to $30 per month per
customer affected to those who were improperly switched.
the FCC, AT&T began transferring customers away from the
pay-as-you-go data plans in November 2009 after it changed its policy
regarding mandatory smartphone plans for new customers.
The FCC launched
its investigation following consumer complaints about AT&T's