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Why those T-Mobsters couldn't just fall into line with the rest of their national US carrier brethren, we don't know, but here's the skinny: yes, T-Mobile's going to prorate its early termination fees just as it promised to do last year, but the discount schedule is a little shady. Not until the las

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Following prior comments that he supported standardization of early termination fees imposed by carriers, FCC head Kevin Martin went into detail last week at a public hearing on exactly what the Fed has in mind. As he's said before, he wants ETFs to be prorated -- which many carriers are now doing a

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We really, really hope you didn't ink a contract with AT&T over the weekend. If so, casually close your browser and attempt to avoid this post forever. Right on cue, AT&T has implemented its consumer-friendly prorated early termination fee, which enables new and renewing subscribers to have

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We really, really hope you didn't ink a contract with AT&T over the weekend. If so, casually close your browser and attempt to avoid this post forever. Right on cue, AT&T has implemented its consumer-friendly prorated early termination fee, which enables new and renewing subscribers to have

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Most of the major US carriers have put forth efforts recently to improve the early termination fee situation for their customers, but FCC head Kevin Martin wants to take it still one step further by standardizing the contract provisions at the federal level. The wireless industry is in the midst of

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Nearly half a year after AT&T followed the crowd and announced that it too would be transitioning to a prorated ETF, the details have finally emerged. Starting on May 25th (read: don't ink a new AT&T contract on May 24th), new and renewing subscribers who enter into one- or two-year service

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Simmer down, Verizon subscribers. A trial date has yet to be set, but apparently, an arbitrator has \"certified a huge class action against Verizon Wireless\" that could cost it nearly $1 billion in refunds of early termination fees. Reportedly, this case marks the \"largest class ever certified in ar

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Yep, sure enough, the prorated ETF craze is sweeping the nation. T-Mobile is the latest national US carrier to announce that customers will see their early termination fees decline over the length of their contracts, an obvious effort to stem a groundswell of hate getting launched in carriers' direc

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Remember when a la carte messaging fees started to go up earlier this year and a couple carriers started to test the waters with unlimited texting plans, it ended up sweeping the whole freaking industry in a matter of a few months? Looks like the move to prorated early termination fees could be the

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We certainly hope this isn't just the beginning of yet another round robin of SMS price hikes, but reportedly, Sprint is aiming to jack up the cost of a casual incoming or outgoing text message (again) by five whole cents. Yep, that means every single SMS you send or get sent after October 1st while

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All of us have been enjoying local number portability in the lower half of the North America for some time, and we've been fortunate enough not having any carrier want to double the cancellation fee for those who wanted to port out. For those of you in the upper half of the continent, well... you ar

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