BIRMINGHAM, ALA. (CN) – Apple computer advertised its iPhone 3G model as “twice as fast for half the price” of the previous model, but the phone’s Internet connection is slower than advertised and is plagued with dropped calls, a class action claims in Federal Court.
Jessica Smith says that “immediately after purchase Plaintiff soon noticed that her Internet connection, receipt and sending of email, text messages and other data transfers through the device were slower than expected and advertised. Plaintiff was familiar with the speeds at which the previous iPhone operated. The defective iPhone 3G appeared to connect to the 3G standard and protocol less than 25% of the time. Additionally, plaintiff experienced an inordinate amount of dropped calls.”
Plaintiffs are represented by Haydn Trechsel.