A woman Oklahoma has filed a lawsuit against both AT&T and RadioShack, after she was stuck with a bill of more than $5,000 for netbook usage. Its the first suit of its kind involving pricing models in the relatively new netbook category.
According to Ars Technica, the suit alleges that she was misled by a conspiracy between the retailer and carrier to deliberately confuse customers. The suit was filed as a class action in Oklahoma.
The plaintiff, Billie Parks, says she signed up last December, believing she was only charged the cost of the device and two-year contract, plus an activation fee. She was subsequently charged for any Internet use over 5GB, which came out to the four-figure bill.