I have decided that attempting to get AT&T to acknowledge that they are the exclusive carrier of the Passport and maybe list it or allow pre-orders is Mission Impossible.
And here is why:
AT&T is not an ethical company.
AT&T to Pay $105 Million to Settle U.S. Bogus Mobile Bill Claims
Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) — AT&T Inc. agreed to pay $105 million to settle U.S. claims that the wireless carrier placed unauthorized charges on customer bills.
AT&T unlawfully billed customers for charges originated by other companies for subscriptions to ringtones, horoscopes and text messages, a practice known as mobile cramming, the Federal Trade Commission said in a statement today.
“This settlement will put tens of millions of dollars back in the pockets of consumers harmed by AT&T’s cramming of its mobile customers,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. Consumers can apply for refunds, the agency said.
AT&T is settling with the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission, all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The settlement was filed along with a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The case is the seventh mobile cramming case brought by the FTC since 2013.
The agency sued fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier T- Mobile US Inc. in July over similar allegations.
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However the joke is on them because most of us who want a Passport are being forced to buy them off contract and they are currently selling them at prices of $799 up.
And people are paying. All money that AT&T is losing out on that they could use to pay for lawsuits for their unethical behaviour.
Many will be switching carriers as well after observing all of this.
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