August 28, 2007 by dennis
Funny news bordering on absurd: The New York Sun reports that a 68 year old American man is suing Apple based on the grounds that it supposedly failed to specify that iPhone is locked to AT&T with a contract in the USA, and because AT&T’s international roaming fees are expensive (yup, you read it right).
Herbert Kliegerman filed a class action lawsuit against Apple after racking up a $2,000 bill in international data roaming charges while on vacation in Mexico. His reasoning is that he didn’t know that he will be billed roaming charges, and that Apple didn’t tell customers that the iPhone will be locked to AT&T.
In a very simple examination this lawsuit doesn’t stand a chance, as Apple announced as early as in January of this year that the iPhone will be exclusively offered through AT&T, and well, any kid knows that using your mobile abroad does cost a foot and an arm. And why Apple is being sued for AT&T’s international roaming data fees in the first place is a mystery as well.
Lionel Hutz, The Simpsons lawyer that seems to be representing Mr Kliegerman, was not available for comment.
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