18 Jun ROGERS / FIDO – International MMS Rates – Quebec Class Action Settlement
Date of Initial Application: July 18, 2011
ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS & FIDO SOLUTIONS
Roger and Fido International MMS – Quebec Settlement
This notice concerns a class action authorized on January 22, 2015 by the Court of Appeal of Québec against Rogers Communications and Fido Solutions on behalf of a class of persons comprising the group described hereinbelow:
“All Persons residing in Quebec who had a fixed term wireless services contract with Rogers Communications Inc. or Fido Solutions Inc. in effect as of August 15, 2011 and who received a notice concerning new fees applicable to international video and/or photo messaging (MMS) sent from Canada to an international destination.”
The Settlement of the Class Action
A settlement has been reached and approved by the Court on July 7, 2020 with respect to the class action mentioned above whereby Rogers and Fido have agreed without admission of fault to reimburse all the amounts of international MMS fees collected from Class Members who had either a Rogers or Fido fixed-term wireless services contract in effect as of August 15, 2011 and who paid for international MMS fees during the term of that fixed-term contract.
Making a Claim for Compensation Under the Settlement
If you wish to receive the financial benefits of the settlement and you are still a customer of Rogers or Fido, you do not have to take any action. You will be compensated automatically in the form of an automatic credit on a forthcoming invoice.
If you are no longer a customer of Rogers or Fido, no direct compensation will be provided, but these class members will be compensated indirectly through charitable donations by the Defendants made 50% to la Fondation UQTR and 50% to le Fonds de développement ÉTS, which represents 100% of the settlement amount attributable to the claims of these members (former Rogers or Fido customers).
The Settlement Agreement itself, the relevant proceedings and Judgments, including the Judgment approving the Settlement, are posted on this site.
LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action on behalf of all Canadian wireless customers of ROGERS (Rogers Communications Inc. and Rogers Communication S.E.N.C.) and FIDO (Fido Solutions Inc.), concerning the unilateral increase to the rates payable for video and picture messages (also known as “MMS”) sent from Canada to an international destination. More specifically, in June or July 2011, Rogers and Fido wireless customers were informed, by way of a notice included in their monthly statement, that as of August 15, 2011, the rates for international MMS’s sent from Canada to an international destination would be increased from FREE to $0.75 per MMS recipients for certain class members (which is case of the Petitioner in our case) or from $0.50 to $0.75 per MMS recipient for other members of the class. These clients were not given the option of cancelling their closed-term contract without paying the applicable penalties.
By Judgment dated July 27, 2012, the Honorable Justice Benoît Emery of the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the Class Action only on behalf of Rogers clients residing in the province of Quebec, and on January 22, 2015, the Court of Appeal of Quebec included Fido clients residing in the province of Quebec as well, authorizing the class action on behalf of the following group:
« Tous les clients de téléphonie sans fil de Rogers Communications inc. et Rogers Communications s.e.n.c. ou de Fido résidant au Québec, ayant un contrat à durée déterminée en vigueur au moment où ils ont reçu l’avis concernant les nouveaux tarifs s’appliquant aux messages photo ou vidéo (MMS) envoyés du Canada et aux États-Unis ou vers une autre destination internationale, et qui était toujours en vigueur en date du 15 août 2011. »
If you or someone you know had a wireless closed-term contract with either Rogers or Fido on and after August 15, 2011, you may be entitled to compensation should the case be successful in the future by way of final Judgment or settlement approved by the Court.
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