Multi-year data charge issue uncovered.
If you are a current or (recent) former Verizon customer, you may have some money coming your way. Verizon has sent out a press release announcing that a major billing issue has siphoned money away from roughly 15 million customers. These people, who did not have data plans, were billed for browsing they did not do.
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Here's what happened. Software in their phone initiated several minor data transactions that triggered the charges. The charges were between $2 and $6. They apparently lasted "several years". Big Red claims that the data issues have been settled now, and that the same problem will not occur in the future.