Early Termination Fee (ETF) Out
When providers change the terms of your contract, we’ll tell you about it.
By Humberto Saabedra on January 17, 2013
Sprint MVNO Ting makes an offer to customers of competing carriers under contract to switch without ETF hassles, starting next month.
By Christopher Price on January 31, 2012
T-Mobile is preparing a harsh wave of new data roaming limitations, which will curtail data usage on roaming networks. The carrier has, for years, touted transparent roaming terms; customers were educated to treat domestic data and voice roaming as same-as-home network functionality, albeit with the restrictions that came with other GSM networks. Namely, other networks […]
By Humberto Saabedra on March 10, 2011
In the latest invoice being sent out to subscribers, Sprint is detailing changes to its Gross Receipt Charges, which have lead to a surcharge increase in the following states: AZ, DC, HI, MO, NE, NM, NY, PA, SD, RI, VA & WA. The Sprint Taxes and Fees portal has yet to be updated with the […]
By Christopher Price on March 24, 2010
Kansas customers have at least one week to cancel service and not pay a termination fee on Verizon Wireless. Verizon has implemented a fee recovery charge on Kansas customers, called the KUSC. Quoting Verizon: “The KUSC is a Verizon Wireless charge, not a tax, and is subject to change. Please refer to “Our Rights To […]
By Humberto Saabedra on February 9, 2010
In the wake of the uproar over Google’s $350 fee for returning the Nexus One before the end of the T-Mobile service agreement that is required for the subsidized $180 price, Google has cut its “recovery fee” to $150 on top of T-Mobile’s prorated $200 ETF. This move also comes during repeated FCC inquiries concerning […]
FCC Sends Letters of Inquiry to AT&T, Verizon, Google, T-Mobile and Sprint Regarding Early Termination Fees
By Humberto Saabedra on January 26, 2010
The FCC has expanded its formal inquiry into wireless carrier practices first conducted last month by sending formal letters to AT&T, Google, T-Mobile and Sprint along with Verizon Wireless regarding each respective companies’ methods for explaining the early termination fee to their customers. The FCC stated in letters to the companies on Tuesday that since […]