Verizon customers could get $100 each thanks to new settlement
Verizon customers may be entitled to a piece of a $100 million sum the company agreed to pay to settle a class action lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges Verizon customers were hit with an administrative charge as part of a "deceptive scheme." Verizon denies any wrongdoing but has agreed to pay affected users up to $100 each.
The group of people who qualify includes all Verizon customers, current or former, in the U.S. who "received postpaid wireless or data services from Verizon and who were charged and paid an Administrative Charge and/or an Administrative and Telco Recovery Charge between Jan. 1, 2016 and Nov. 8, 2023."
"Postpaid" phone plans are the opposite of prepaid plans. With postpaid plans, you sign a contract with a phone provider, and then you're billed monthly based on your usage.
People who qualify should have also received a notice by mail or email.
To claim your payout, you'll need the ID and confirmation code from the settlement notice sent to you. Once you have that, you can submit a claim online by the April 15 deadline.