AT&T Mobile Internet Speed Class Action Lawsuit

Class Action Plaintiffs: Alex Cherny, Laurie Cherny and Wayne Chang
Class Action Defendants: AT&T Inc, AT&T Communications of California Inc and AT&T Mobility LLC
Class Action Case Number: 2:2009cv03625

Class Action Allegations: AT&T provides wireless broadband services to consumers and business entities for cellular devices for a monthly fee. The core operating purpose of the wireless broadband service is to provide internet connections for cellular phones such as the Blackberry, LG, Pantech, and the iPhone which permit the customer to access the internet for a multiplicity of information, including but not limited to video clips, TV shows, news, sports and weather information. AT&T aggressively markets its cellular services and competes against various other providers including Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile. In advertising its services, AT&T attempts to distinguish its services from other providers by false statements regarding the speed at which it will provide downloads for internet access.

Among other things, AT&T falsely represents that AT&T offers the nation’s fastest 3G network. 3G speeds for supported devices deliver:

  • Typical download speeds of 700 kbps – 1.7 Mbps
  • Typical upload speeds of 500 Kbps – 1.2 Mbps

In addition, AT&T represents that it provides further enhancements in data capability over its GSM network with its EDGE Service (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution). AT&T falsely advertises that the EDGE service provides “typical speeds of 75 to 135 kbps,” when in fact the EDGE service routinely provides download speeds that are less than advertised.

If you believe that you have also been harmed because of AT&T's actions, feel free to contact us to discuss a role in this class action.