Recently, a breach of contract lawsuit was filed against AT&T by Patrick Hendricks after he received an extra charge on his cell phone bill. After being charged double his normal monthly bill, Hendricks hired an independent consulting firm to investigate AT&T. This ultimately led to his filing a class action breach of contract lawsuit. The suit claims that AT&T regularly and intentionally overcharge users. The consulting firm found that AT&T's bills for iPhone and iPad users "systematically overstate web server traffic by 7-14%." In one case, it found the bill was overstated by 300%! This is clearly unacceptable.
An interesting test that the consulting firm performed was with a brand new iPhone that had all of the services disabled. After 10 days, AT&T said the phone had used 2,292 KB of data, even though the phone was not used EVER during that time period. This class action suit includes the following charges: breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices in violation of the Unfair Competition Law in the California Business and Professions Code.