T-Mobile Sued By New York City
New York City sued on Wednesday T-Mobile USA Inc. In addition to that, they accused the fourth-largest U.S. mobile phone firm off engaging in rampant sales abuses of customers. And the firm is using its lower-priced, prepaid wireless brand Metro.
Aside from that, they filed a complaint in the state supreme court in Manhattan. According to the city, it had found over 2,200 violations by R-Mobile. And its pervasive illegal activity spanned 56 Metro stores in all five boroughs, including authorized dealers and stores operated by its MetroPCS NY unit.
T-Mobile, on the other hand, declined to give an immediate response regarding the case. Also, spokespeople for the city’s law department and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei did not yet provide any feedback on the requests for comment.
Then, the lawsuit came as the mobile phone company is trying to win necessary approvals for its merger with Sprint Corp. Sixteen U.S. states, led by New York and California, and Washington, D.C. have sued to prevent the merger from happening. And these states believe that this will surge costs for consumers by reducing competition.
Cases of T-Mobile
Aside from that, it accused T-Mobile of partnering with third parties to enroll unsuspecting consumers in costly financing plans without their consent.
The complaint gave one example in which a woman bought a phone advertised t $599 from a Bronx dealer. But later on, she discovered that she signed up for a 12-month lease amounting $2,191.30.
Moreover, New York City also mentioned the website of Metro by T-Mobile. It deceptively advertised a 30-day guarantee on phone purchases. But in the fine print, it only stated seven days guarantee and covered a small sub-category of transactions.
Above all, the lawsuit is trying to retrieve all overcharges. Then, impose civil fines from $350 to $500 per violation.
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