Thousands and thousands of 4G smartphone house owners may be withdrawn as much as £ 30 after the costs for damages are inflated
Which? claims that Qualcomm, which makes smartphone components, violated UK competition law by charging excessive costs to manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung, which could then be passed on to consumers in the form of higher smartphone prices.
The consumer group is now requesting compensation for all people who have bought an Apple or Samsung smartphone since October 1, 2015. These purchases could have been made through a cellular network operator (like EE, O2, or Vodafone) or through a retail store (like Carphone department store). This includes smartphones that were purchased directly or under a smartphone plan or on credit.
According to Which? Cellular users could receive a total of £ 482.5 million in damages from US tech giant Qualcomm. That’s anywhere from around £ 5 to £ 30, depending on the number and type of smartphones you buy, although the average payout is £ 17. When looking for a new handset in the market, our affordable Mobile Finder tool lets you compare prices from over 50 retailers and resellers.