Verizon Wireless Agrees to Compensate Customers for Lost Email to Settle Verizon Lawsuit
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Those of you who have been around a while will remember that last year Verizon Wireless was sued by their customers for having blocked nearly all incoming email from anywhere outside the United States. If you don’t recall the story, you can read here about Verizon blocking all international email, and you can read here about the lawsuit filed against Verizon by their unhappy customers.

At issue, you see, was that Verizon customers were not receiving important, wanted email because Verizon had decided that any email which was sent to them from outside the United States was likely to be spam.


So they blocked it all.

Nice.

Now Verizon is in the process of settling the lawsuit, and is going to pay those customers whom did not receive the email that had been sent to them as a result of their overaggressive anti-spam blocking policies. The payout is $3.50 per month for each month that the user had email service with Verizon between the dates of October 1, 2004 and May 31, 2005.

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Of course, this isn’t the first time that Verizon has made enemies of their customers. A year ago to the day, we reported that Verizon’s CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, complained about Verizon’s customers being oh so demanding, because they wanted their cellphones to work at..you know.. where they live. “a href=”https://www.theinternetpatrol.com/verizon-ceo-ivan-seidenberg” target=_blank>Why in the world would you think your (cell) phone would work in your house?” he said.

If you believe that you may qualify to participate in this settlement you should check out the [Page no longer available – we have linked to the archive.org version instead] website.

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2 thoughts on “Verizon Wireless Agrees to Compensate Customers for Lost Email to Settle Verizon Lawsuit
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  1. What is it about October. I have another email address..Comcast and Verizon has blocked me from emailing all Verizon emails starting in October 2008 to date Feb 2009, what to do? Write the CEO Siedenberg who dispises his own customers?

  2. Have need to write to CEO, Verizon about FiOS TV problem. How can this Verizon client do so and assure he will read about problem.

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