iPhone and iPad users on AT&T are filing a class action law suit against the carrier, claiming that the carrier has been overcharging them with regards to data usage.
“Lawyers working on the case say Independent investigators working on their behalf have found consistent and systematic differences between the amounts AT&T bills for mobile data usage and the actual incidence of data application usage by subscribers.
One of the attorney’s pursuing the case says, “Independent investigators found that AT&T overcharged on every single mobile data transaction they investigated. There was never even a single incidence where a discrepancy worked to the benefit of a customer. It was always an overcharge, never an undercharge.”
It seems that one of the tests that was conducted included buying an iPhone from AT&T along with data services, disabling all things that might trigger data usage and locking it in a drawer for 10 days. The results are rather shocking as it seems that when the bill arrived, they were found to have been charged for 35 transactions involving data. In a response by AT&T,
“We properly charge for all data that our customers send and receive, including data activity that runs in the background on smartphones and other powerful data devices. Accurate billing is clearly important and, unfortunately, there have been some incorrect claims about our data usage billing practices. Particularly for smartphones, tablets and other advanced mobile devices, applications are often constantly running in the background and engaged with our network. And AT&T captures your data activity nightly to create a bill record in our systems. This will appear on your bill to be a late night ‘charge,’ but in fact, the time stamp reflects the time that your device established a connection to the network, not the time that you sent or received data.”
Granted there are two sides to the coin, some might say that you should be blaming Apple instead since this problem seems to be limited to the iPhones and iPads who could be sending data unnecessarily. One could also blame users for not fully closing their apps and allowing them to run in the background, thus generating unnecessary data usage. So what do you think? Are you an affected customer too?
OnePlus Has iPhone 6S Case Now
Now here’s an iPhone 6S case that will certainly turn heads, especially when you take into consideration its name which is known as the OnePlus iPhone 6S case. That’s rather weird, don’t you think so? It will certainly take some getting used to before the name rolls off your tongue naturally. Well, we do know that The OnePlus iPhone 6S case can now be purchased for $19.99 a pop, and no, you do not need any kind of invite before you can snag one for yourself.
Each purchase will also be accompanied by an invitation to purchase a OnePlus X, just in case, you know, you would like to tread the Android waters. All in all, it comes in the kind of material as found on the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, which makes it a whole lot harder to lose grip of when you hold it – which is good!
iPhone 6S Prepares For September 18th Release Date
If you are on the lookout for either the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 6S Plus, then here is news for you – chances are pretty high that you can pick up either one, or perhaps even both if you are feeling fat in the pocket, this coming September 18th. First of all, there was a leaked internal memo from Vodafone alongside Japanese site ITHome and German tech experts Macerkopf claiming that the new iPhones 6S models will roll out this coming September 18th in their respective countries
With Japan, Germany and the UK being tier one Apple launch countries, this means that those living in the mentioned countries will receive the iPhones at the same time as folks living over in the US – traditionally speaking, of course. There really isn’t that much time left to wait, as it is less than a month away, and I am quite sure that the time will pass by sooner than you think.
iPad Air 3 Not Coming This Year According To Rumors
It looks like the folks over at Digitimes have come up with their own interpretation of things to come – that there will be no iPad Air 3 released, at least for this year. Digitimes has had their fair share of hits and misses in the past, so it would be best to take this rumor concerning the non-release of the iPad Air 3 in 2015 with a pinch of salt.
Digitimes also laid claim that the iPad mini 4 will not be as supercharged as some of the rumors that had been going around, as it will bring with it only small and incremental upgrades when compared to its predecessor, the iPad mini 3. This does not seem to bode well for fans of the compact tablet, taking into consideration how the iPad mini 3 itself was improved over its predecessor with a new Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Since Apple tends to roll out a new iPad in October, we will just have to sit tight and see whether this particular rumor has enough “legs” to run.