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2 responses to “Carriers, Google Respond to Latest FCC ETF Inquiry”

  1. Jeff

    The idea of an ETF is lame. Tmo has it right where they offer to roll it into the service plan each month. However, it would be best if they call it financing, keep it separate from the service, and allow you the chance to pay it off early.

  2. Daniel

    What would be nice is if they would remove the ETF on renewal contracts only. There are customers out there who are not willing to upgrade their 2+ year old phones, but will renew the contract due to better pricing or even some kind of service credit. How do you explain “equipment cost recovery” on that situation?