Sprint has begun including the following notice to customers receiving their latest invoice:
Regulatory Charge/Ts&Cs Changes
Effective 1/1/10, the Regulatory Charge will increase to $0.40/line. Visit Sprint Ts&Cs or sprint.com/taxesandfees for details; also effective 1/1/10, the Sprint Terms & Conditions (Ts&Cs) are changing. Please review them carefully at sprint.com or on request.
The updated terms and conditions for 2010 are now available for review, while the taxes and fees table has yet to be updated with the new regulatory charge information. As is the case with material changes, Sprint customers have 30 days from the receipt of the notice in the invoice to cancel service without a termination fee if one does not agree with the changes.
Update: In addition to the above changes, Sprint will also be assessing an additional $4.99 fee on accounts with spending limits on the same day, which is another material change to the agreement.
Update: The ETF Out is now in effect. For more details, check our follow-up article.