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…and Just In Time, Too!

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Because people needed more reasons to jump ship from AT&T to Verizon once the iPhone4 hits their shelves, a new lawsuit alleges that AT&T might have been overstating data use by customers…by as much as 300%.

The suit, filed Jan. 27th by Patrick Hendricks, an iPhone owner on AT&T’s low-tier data plan, claims that Hendricks and his attorneys used an independent consultant to accurately asses data transfer on AT&Ts network and compared it to the data transfer recorded on the wireless carriers statement, reaching the conclusion that most data transfers were overstated by 7-14%, and in some cases going as high as 300%.

This is a huge deal since ATT discontinued their unlimited data plans last June and switched to a capped, tiered system, with hefty penalties for going over your monthly cap by so much as one kilobyte.

With Verizon offering true unlimited data plans, and with this lawsuit and rumors that ATT is offering people the option to switch back to the true unlimited data plan, this could be the final straw that sends the undecided iPhone owners and prospective owners running away from ATT and into VZWs arms.