A lawsuit was filed in California against AT&T on the grounds that the company overcharges its iPhone and iPad customers by inflating the amount of data used and by adding “phantom traffic”.

The plaintiff’s attorney hired a firm to track his data usage. Their findings were quite astounding. The research firm found out that AT&T overstated incoming data by 7 to 14% in what they called “a rigged gas pump that charges for a full gallon when it pumps only nine-tenths of a gallon into your car’s tank”…

Want to join in the fun? Well, you might soon be able to as the lawyers are trying to make this a class-action lawsuit.

I am on an unlimited data plan so this doesn’t really affect me. What about you? Have you noticed strange data charges on your iPhone bill before?

[Computer World]