On August 23, 2018 Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney of the federal district court for the Western District of North Carolina granted final approval of a class action settlement arising from alleged deceptive practices in the marketing, sale and updates of Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 phones. The settlement appointed Migliaccio & Rathod LLP and Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP as class counsel. With the settlement, qualifying purchasers of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 are entitled to participate in the settlement and receive a new phone. The lawsuit alleged that the cell phone manufacturer 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 claim form on this website by no later than April 13, 2019 to take part in the settlement.
If you are not a resident of North Carolina or Kentucky, but purchased an Alcatel phone in 2015 or 2016, you may also have a claim to bring, even though you are not covered by this settlement. You should contact Migliaccio & Rathod LLP at 202-470-3520 or at firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can investigate – for free.
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