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News Release
8/10/2011
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." SANTA MONICA, CA --  Consumer Watchdog urged U.S. and California officials yesterday to reject the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile wireless merger, calling to their attention that AT&T made the same promises of lower prices and better services before the Cingular/AT&T...
Blog Post
8/9/2011
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Will federal officials fall for AT&T’s promises and approve its multi-billion dollar merger with T-Mobile, when AT&T made exactly the same promises seven years ago and then betrayed them – costing its cell phone customers a fortune? Maybe the feds will think twice after getting our letter, which explains what happened after...
News Story
8/9/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc. should be rejected because it will lead to higher prices for consumers, the public-interest group Consumer Watchdog told regulators. “T-Mobile customers who are forced to migrate to AT&T’s network will have to buy new phones, agree to more expensive rate...
Courtroom Case
8/15/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Fighting to Redress Overcharged Consumers After Merger of Wireless Giants (Coneff v. AT&T Corp.) U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, No. 2:06-cv-00944-RSM U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, No. 09-35563 Following the 2004 acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. by Cingular Wireless LLC, Consumer...
News Story
5/28/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Tuesday's decision was the first of its kind in a federal court that struck down the choice of law clause, said Harvey Rosenfield, a lawyer with the California-based non-profit Consumer Watchdog and co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the case, Coneff v. AT&T. "The groundbreaking part of this ruling is the federal district court...
News Story
5/27/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Class action on Cingular/AT&T deal allowed to proceed -- Customers say being forced to pay fees, buy phones. Consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog described the ruling as a major victory for AT&T customers. "The company broke its promise to its customers, making them pay millions of dollars more than they should have. Now we can...
News Release
7/6/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumers to Cingular: "Can You Hear Us Now?" Los Angeles, CA & Seattle, WA -- Cingular Wireless misled and overcharged millions of AT&T cell phone users when Cingular bought AT&T Wireless, according to a nationwide lawsuit filed in federal court today. Cingular bought AT&T's cell phone system in October 2004, after...