Verizon Slapped for Crippling Bluetooth http://us.gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/verizon-slapped-for-crippling-bluet ooth-150376.php
Verizon has been getting weasely with some of its customers in California who bought its Motorola v710 Bluetooth-³capable² phone on or before January 31, 2005. Preliminary approval of the settlement was granted in a California court for a class-action suit against the company because it didn¹t accurately tell prospective customers that its Bluetooth features weren¹t what they appeared to be. Verizon said the phone ³works with a PC² but left out that part about how you can¹t wirelessly sync photos or contacts or any other files using Bluetooth. Small detail, Verizon. Customers who fell for the scheme will have their choice of a $25 credit, the right to cancel the service without further fees along with a refund, or credit toward a new handset if they want to stay with Verizon. Sounds like a slap on the wrist to the telecom giant. Perhaps the company should be required to state ³We Cripple Bluetooth² on all its advertisements. When, oh when will this greedy, clueless company stop crippling Bluetooth? Verizon should be setting up a website to handle the class-action claims soon. You are a subscribed member of the infowarrior list. Visit www.infowarrior.org for list information or to unsubscribe. This message may be redistributed freely in its entirety. Any and all copyrights appearing in list messages are maintained by their respective owners.