Friday, July 1, 2016

How to sue Microsoft for false advertising - Here Drive+ (Maps for life) app switched off?


Microsoft are in the business of taking control of your computer, where now you have little or no say what goes on with your data, programs and even when or how they are downloaded.

This breaches so many laws that it's not funny, where in Europe Microsoft know all too well the harsh reality of the courtroom verdicts.

We advise Microsoft customers who have had damages or harm as a result of the software, to seek legal advice in a class action law suit.

So here's the deal.

You purchase a piece of hardware, which comes preloaded with a Microsoft operating system, where there is no other choice or option to choose another company's operating system, as opposed to the PC market.

In some instances the phone manufacturer (deliberately) limits the features of the phone, e.g. no extra memory slot, or removable battery, in order for the user to dispose of the item, to purchase the company's new line of phones in a year or two, but that is another matter altogether.

Your purchase of the particular (smart phone) hardware may be based on the fact that there is a specific  application (or program) that you require to use for either personal or commercial purposes.

This program may be called Here Drive +, where the advertising slogan is Maps for Life.



Now a company can be sued for false advertising if the product they are advertising is misrepresented in the way the ad / product is worded according to the comprehension of the 'average Joe' you know in commoner's or lay man's language.

So, according to one commoner's comprehension of the phrase "Maps for life", is that you have maps on your phone for 'life' in this case meaning forever, for the life of your hardware, until it 'dies'.

So Microsoft decided to disable the program on the user's smart phone WITHOUT the customer's consultation/approval/choice.

There is a difference if 

  • the app was not supported, with future updates, or
  •  downloading a new app that states that it will no longer function on Windows 10 phone (in that case you could have the option of not downloading that app)
which is totally different from disabling the app altogether without any warning.

So,

how would you feel if you had a perfectly fine functioning version Windows  XP with Office v11 (2003), and with you computer being connected to the internet, you program Excel v11 (2003) was switched off my Microsoft?

We would feel great because we would sue Microsoft for various breaches.

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