Verizon Wireless has agreed to issue refunds to current and former account holders for unauthorized commercial Premium Short Messaging Service (Premium SMS) charges originating from third parties that were placed on Verizon’s telephone bills. If you received charges on your Verizon Wireless telephone bill any time after 7/1/2010 from Premium SMS (PSMS) services such as ringtones, wallpapers, and text message subscriptions for horoscopes and celebrity gossip, you can file a claim for the Verizon Wireless Premium SMS Class Action Settlement by 12/31/2015 to receive your refund. Keep in mind that the settlement only applies to Premium SMS charges for commercial charges and does not include charges for charitable giving or political contributions made by text message.
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Verizon Premium SMS Class Action Lawsuit:
- Verizon Wireless Premium SMS Claim Form
- Claim Form Deadline: 12/31/2015
- Who’s Eligible: Current and former Verizon Wireless customers who were charged for unauthorized third-party PSMS charges after 7/1/2010 and who did not receive a credit for those charges.
- Estimated Amount: Varies. If you have not received a refund already, you are eligible for full refunds for unauthorized third-party charges incurred since 7/1/2010.
- NOTE: Former account holders may not receive a refund if the total refund due is $3 or less.
- Proof of Purchase: You may be asked to identify the unauthorized charges that were billed to your account.
- Case Name & Number: N/A
Verizon Wireless customers that have received unauthorized charges from premium features such as ringtones and wallpaper can get a full refund from the Verizon Wireless Premium SMS Class Action Settlement. If you think you have been affected by these charges, just fill out the claim form and provide details about the unauthorized charges. Check out more Class Action Lawsuit Settlements.
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