Verizon Wireless plans $30M-$90M customer refunds

(AP) - Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 millionin refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged forinadvertent Web access or data

NEW YORK - (AP) - Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 millionin refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged forinadvertent Web access or data usage over the past several years.

The FCC had asked Verizon Wireless last year about$1.99-a-megabyte data access fees that appeared on the bills ofcustomers who didn't have data plans but who accidentally initiateddata or Web access by pressing a button on their phones.

In a statement on its website Sunday, Verizon Wireless said mostof the 15 million customers affected will receive credits of $2 to$6 on their October or November bills. Customers no longer with theNew York-based carrier will get refund checks. Some will receivelarger sums.

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