Ont. customers get OK to sue Bell Mobility

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) President and CEO George Cope (L) and Astral Media Inc. President and...

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) President and CEO George Cope (L) and Astral Media Inc. President and CEO Ian Greenberg attend a news conference in Montreal March 16, 2012. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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A class action lawsuit against Bell Mobility that claims expiry dates on prepaid wireless services are illegal can go ahead, Ontario Superior Court has ruled.

The lawsuit, which includes more than one million Ontario customers seeking $100 million in damages, was certified Friday.

Celia Sankar of Elliot Lake, Ont., is the representative plaintiff and also behind the website BellGiveOurMoneyBack.com.

"This decision is a victory for the vulnerable consumers who use prepaid wireless services," Sankar said in a press release about Friday's decision.

"These services are popular with many persons of limited means. It's tremendously important that they have access to the court through a class action proceeding to have their claims fairly tried."

Anyone who purchased or acquired prepaid wireless services from Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile Canada and Solo Mobile since May 4, 2010, can join the suit.


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