AT&T class action lawsuit

Certain California AT&T customers with unlimited data plans may be eligible to benefit from a $12 million class action settlement.

All consumers residing in California (based on the account holder’s last known billing address) who purchased an unlimited data plan from AT&T Mobility LLC and who, on or before March 31, 2021, exceeded AT&T’s applicable data usage threshold for any user on the account for one or more monthly billing cycles such that the user would have been eligible for data usage slowing or deprioritization by AT&T in those billing cycles under AT&T’s network management policies are considered Class Members.

The plaintiff in a class action lawsuit had alleged AT&T “lured consumers” into buying smartphones, wireless cards, and service plans by promoting “unlimited” data; however, the company failed to alert customers about its throttling practices.

Allegedly, AT&T intentionally slowed data speeds on cellphones and wireless cards when a customer approached or surpassed AT&T’s internal data usage limits.

AT&T has not admitted to any wrongdoing, and the Court has not ruled in favor of either party.


Most Class Members in the AT&T settlement must file a claim in order to receive a payment.

Individuals can determine whether they need to file a claim by finding the Personal ID number on the Class notice they received.

Class Members with a Personal ID beginning with B must file a claim in order to receive a payment.

Those with a Personal ID beginning with C must file a claim to get the full payment they are eligible to receive. If they do not file a claim, they will receive a smaller payment.

Class Members whose Personal ID begins with an A do not need to file a claim in order to receive the full payment for which they are eligible.


Those who did not receive a notice but believe they belong in the Class may file a claim without a Personal ID. The settlement administrator will verify the claim.

Alternatively, they can email the administrator to get their Personal ID.

Payments will be divided into two groups, Group A and Group B. The payment amounts for each group will depend on multiple factors, such as how many claims are filed.

Those in Group A — their Personal ID begins with A — will receive an estimated payment of $10.

Those in Group B only  — their Personal ID begins with B — who file a claim are expected to receive an estimated $13. 


Class Members whose account falls under both Groups — Personal IDs starting with C — who file a claim are expected to receive both the Group A and B payments, for a combined payment of $23. Those in this group who do not file a claim will receive only the Group A payment of $10.

A fairness hearing in the AT&T settlement will take place Aug. 19, 2021.

The deadline to opt out of or object to the settlement is July 14.

The claim form deadline is Aug. 13, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

All consumers residing in California (based on the account holder’s last known billing address) who purchased an unlimited data plan from AT&T Mobility LLC and who, on or before March 31, 2021, exceeded AT&T’s applicable data usage threshold for any user on the account for one or more monthly billing cycles such that the user would have been eligible for data usage slowing or deprioritization by AT&T in those billing cycles under AT&T’s network management policies.

Potential Award

Up to $23.

  • Payments will be divided into two groups, Group A and Group B. The payment amounts for each group will depend on multiple factors, such as how many claims are filed.
  • Those in Group A — their Personal ID begins with A — will receive an estimated payment of $10.
  • Those in Group B only  — their Personal ID begins with B — who file a claim are expected to receive an estimated $13
  • Class Members whose account falls under both Groups — Personal IDs starting with C — who file a claim are expected to receive both the Group A and B payments, for a combined payment of $23.
    • Those in this group who do not file a claim will receive only the Group A payment of $10.
Proof of Purchase

No proof of purchase is necessary for participation in this settlement.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

08/13/2021

Case Name

Roberts, et al. v. AT&T, Case No. 3:15-cv-03418-EMC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Final Hearing

08/19/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

AT&T Unlimited Data Settlement
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
833-789-0702
info@ATTUnlimitedDataSettlement.com

Class Counsel

Roger N. Heller
Michael W. Sobol
LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN LLP

Daniel M. Hattis
HATTIS LAW

John A. Yanchunis
Jean Sutton Martin
MORGAN & MORGAN

Alexander H. Schmidt

D. Anthony Mastando
Eric J. Artrip
MASTANDO & ARTRIP LLC

Defense Counsel

Pete Marketos
Brett Rosenthal
REESE MARKETOS LLP

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Please note: Top Class Actions is not a settlement administrator or law firm. Top Class Actions is a legal news source that reports on class action lawsuits, class action settlements, drug injury lawsuits and product liability lawsuits. Top Class Actions does not process claims and we cannot advise you on the status of any class action settlement claim. You must contact the settlement administrator or your attorney for any updates regarding your claim status, claim form or questions about when payments are expected to be mailed out.

14 Comments

  • Olivia Heath June 10, 2021

    Add me

  • Howard Meadows May 30, 2021

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  • LaTasha Waller May 26, 2021

    Add Me Please

  • Janette May 15, 2021

    Can you add me

  • Barbara Walters May 15, 2021

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  • Victoria L Miller May 14, 2021

    I’m not part of this case but I had at&t for my cell phone service,and they would overdraft my checking account, also I had at&t for internet for my home and I called them well in advance for them to turn off my internet service due to I was moving and no longer needed the internet service. They charged My checking account for the month after it was turned off. And trying to talk to someone at at&t is very aggravated. And when I called them about the payment they replied they would put it back on my card and it has not happened. This has been 5 months ago.

  • DEBERA ROSS May 13, 2021

    Is there going to be a class action on INFINITY (COMCAST) which charged me an extra $100 for over data usage. They said because of ZOOM (from home leaarning for children in California ????? They wouldn’t credit me, even though I wasnt suppose to be charged, school said but cost me anyway.

  • Latausha Brown May 13, 2021

    Can you please add me. I live in California

  • Jenna T. May 13, 2021

    why only CA? This happens in other states too! Add Texas!

  • Janie Patterson May 13, 2021

    Tennessee needs to be added

  • Rebecca May 13, 2021

    Texas needs to be added to this claim.

  • Tiffany Finch May 13, 2021

    Add me

  • Karen Wilson May 13, 2021

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  • Steven Coles May 13, 2021

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