T-Mobile will pay $350 million to settle a class action lawsuit over a data breach that exposed the personal information of more than two million customers.

The settlement, which still needs to be approved by a judge, would provide $350 million in relief to consumers, according to a filing by attorneys for the plaintiffs. The settlement would also create a $5 million fund to reimburse people who have already paid for credit monitoring services because of the data breach.

The settlement would end a lawsuit that was filed in 2017 after T-Mobile announced that hackers had accessed customer data, including names, addresses, and phone numbers. Class members could receive cash payments of up to $100, depending on how many people respond.

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In the lawsuit, the people who filed it say that T-Mobile was careless and let a security breach happen without taking the right steps, which would have stopped or lessened the damage.

All of the lawsuit’s claims are denied by T-Mobile, but the settlement also requires T-Mobile to improve how it protects data.

Settlement Terms

  • Class members will be able to collect a cash payment as part of the settlement.
  • If you have lost money as a result of this data breach, you can apply for up to $25,000 in compensation for your losses, which include identity theft, fraud, credit monitoring, and other expenses.
  • Class members may claim up to $25 per hour of lost time, up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • If you do not want to claim your losses, you can still get money ranging from $25 to $100 if you live in California.
  • Members of the class will get free services from Pango to protect their identities for two years and $1 million in insurance against theft.
  • Class members will be offered additional restoration services.

How to make a claim

Anyone affected by the data breach that occurred in August 2021 is eligible to make a claim for this settlement. T-Mobile requires documented proof that you were impacted by the data breach.

Claim Form Deadline: 01/23/2023
Final Hearing Date: 01/20/2023