AT&T settlement checks: What you need to know

AT&T settlement checks: What you need to know

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — If you get a check from AT&T in the mail, don’t throw it away.

It’s money AT&T customers are entitled to, as part of a settlement in a class-action lawsuit dating back to 2011.

Customers who owned AT&T smartphones or blackberries, and paid for a data plan between 2005 and 2010 may get a check in their mailbox.

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AT&T was accused of overcharging customers for data, but recently settled the case with the Federal Trade Commission.

You can learn more about the settlement, and the money AT&T is sending in the mail at this link.