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Sprint targeted in class-action fraud lawsuit

updated 04:00 pm EST, Thu February 7, 2008

Sprint fraud lawsuit

National phone carrier Sprint is the focus of a new class action lawsuit, according to reports. The company is accused of defrauding customers by extending contracts without "adequate notice," or else by doing so without "obtaining meaningful consent." The plaintiffs are specifically upset at having contracts extended by up to two years because of minor changes, such as adding extra minutes, or buying a new phone. One accusation suggests that the company may be actively tricking people into longer contracts, tying them to "courtesy discounts."

Sprint and its workforce have undergone considerable turmoil within the past year, most recently the firing of 4,000 employees and the closing of 125 retail stores. The company lost 385,000 subscribers in 2007, a fact attributed partly to network problems, but also to bad customer service, prompting many people to leave for another carrier. Some are also likely to have left to buy the iPhone from Apple and AT&T. [via RCR Wireless News]

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    Need help with Sprint

    I have two problems with Sprint - My husband & I have been with Sprint since 1997. After having a bill over 500 per mo. I went to Sprint with competative service to see if they would match. They gave me a courtesy discount and 2yr extention on contract. What they failed to do is to footnote the discount they promised and 2 months later took it back stating they don't see the discount that was to be given in their notes. What should have been a 213,00 bill has jumped up to 424.08. They say I cannot cancel because I changed the contract in November, but they do not have any record in courtesy credits at this time. I HATE Sprint and need help to get out of company. Who can help with getting out of this and do I now have to pay this bill.

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