AT&T’s International Roaming Fees
January 2019: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the company’s petition for permission to appeal the district court’s August 2018 order. (AT&T Mobility LLC et al v. McArdle, Case No. 18-cv-80102, 9th Cir.)
August 2018: The court granted part of the plaintiff’s motion for class certification and certified the class of individuals who were charged international roaming fees for unanswered incoming calls but denied the motion for class certification for the proposed class of individuals whose wireless telephone services contracts barred them from bringing claims for injunctive relief. Later in the month, the company filed a petition requesting permission to appeal the district court’s decision.
2009: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against AT&T for allegedly failing to adequately inform customers traveling abroad that they will be charged international roaming charges for international calls they do not accept, voicemails they do not check, and calls they do not place while abroad. The complaint was filed in state court in February and transferred to federal court in March. (Mcardle et al v. AT&T Mobility LLC et al, Case No. 09-cv-1117, N.D. Cal.)