Court Grants Preliminary Approval of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Settlement

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is pleased to share that owners of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 may be entitled to participate in a class action settlement. A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, with the principal allegation being that the Defendants removed LTE Band 12 functionality through a software update on their Idol 3 smartphones. Alcatel originally advertised full Band 12 functionality, which is a key feature for many consumers since it can provide service coverage when none would otherwise be available. T-Mobile customers were especially affected because the company had advertised the benefits of Band 12 in the form of expanded and improved coverage.

If you are a resident of North Carolina or Kentucky and purchased either an Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 with a 4.7 or 5.5 inch smartphone between January 1, 2015 and December 27, 2016, you may be a Class Member and may be eligible to make a claim. Class Members’ share in the settlement may be either a new phone or restoration of Band 12 capability on their smartphone. Class members may learn more and complete the the claim form on this website by no later than April 13, 2019 to take part in the settlement.

There is a final approval hearing scheduled before the court on June 11, 2018.

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