AT&T Paying Some Subscribers Cash in Settlement

If you were an AT&T customer duped into buying recurring ringtones or horoscopes from third parties on bills between January 1, 2004, and May 30, 2008, you may be entitled to some cash back through a recent settlement by AT&T.

While the company admitted no wrongdoing, the class action suit charged that AT&T was not scrupulous enough when partnering with companies who suckered their subscribers into recurring charges after a something like a simple text message. It's the first such settlement on a nationwide basis and could set a precedent for things to come. AT&T Mobility's 70 million customers (not all of whom will be eligible) will be contacted soon. [AP via CNET]