Cricket Wireless Offers And Charges 4G Network Rates To Their Customers Who Are Not Covered By 4G Acess – Class Action
Wireless services company Cricket Wireless has been slapped with a class action lawsuit claiming that the company has violated several racketeering laws after it falsely claimed to their customers that they could provide 4G mobile network services to areas that are not covered and unreachable by the technology.
Court Allows Class Action To Move Forward
According to online reports, a California federal court judge has decided to let the legal proceedings start for the Cricket Wireless 4G Class Action Lawsuit.
Filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by lead plaintiff Jermaine Thomas, the class action argued that Cricket Wireless transgressed the law by engaging itself in illegal business means to their customers. Joining Thomas were fellow complainants Jermaine Miller, Jamie Postpichal, and others.
They claimed that the mobile network company reportedly charged customers 4G network rates, although many of them lived in areas that do not have any 4G coverage at all. For example, a Cricket Wireless customer is charged at the same rate as their other counterparts that happen to enjoy the benefits of a much faster connection. They actually end up paying for the 4G service that they are not being provided by Cricket Wireless.
Cricket Wireless 4G Class Action Progress
Soon after the related legal proceedings pushed through, Cricket Wireless’ legal team demanded that the case be dismissed in their favor. However, the court handling the case denied their request and allowed the class certification of the class action suit brought up by Thomas and other parties.
Besides this latest development, Cricket Wireless customers who are bound to arbitration rules are left out of the class action lawsuit.
About Cricket Wireless
Cricket Wireless, or officially known as Cricket Wireless LLC, is a wireless services provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1999 as Leap Wireless, Cricket Wireless then got acquired by telecommunications and media behemoth AT&T Inc. With more than 5,000 retail locations across the United States; it is said that the company employs more than 200 staff under their wing.
Editor’s Note on Cricket Wireless 4G Class Action Lawsuit 2021:
This feature reports on the class action filed against Cricket Wireless LLC, or simply Cricket Wireless, by different plaintiffs in California after the company has allegedly deceived customers regarding the 4G service they offer. Its parent company is also facing a similar case called AT&T Reward Cards Class Action.
Case Name(s) & No.: Jermaine Thomas, et al. v. Cricket Wireless LLC, et al.; Case No.: 3:19-cv-07270
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court for the Northern District of California
Products/Services Involved: Cricket Wireless 4G Services
Allegation(s): Cricket Wireless LLC and other defendants have violated different laws with regard to their false advertising and overcharging practices.
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