Early Termination Fees

  • T-Mobile Bans 'Outrageous' Overage Fees, Challenges Rivals to Do the Same
    In its latest "uncarrier" announcement, T-Mobile is ending overage charges on all of its plans and calling on the other mobile carriers, with a Change.org petition, to do the same. ...More
    April 14, 2014 By Kimberly Koerth Posted in News, Billing
  • T-Mobile, in 'Disrupt-and-Attack' Mode, Makes 'Smart' Move
    Who would've thought that T-Mobile would be the talk of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas? ...More
    January 10, 2014 By Craig Galbraith Posted in News
  • T-Mobile Confirms ETF Plan, Sets Up Wireless War With AT&T, Others
    Could that be the death knell we hear ringing for postpaid contracts? T-Mobile did away with them for new customers last spring, and now we are being paid to leave our old carrier, early-termination fees be danged. ...More
    January 8, 2014 By Craig Galbraith Posted in News
  • AT&T, T-Mobile Gear Up to Fight for Customers
    AT&T is offering T-Mo customers up to $450 per line if they cut ties with their carrier, trade in an eligible smartphone and sign up with the Dallas-based wireless giant. ...More
    January 3, 2014 By Craig Galbraith Posted in News
  • T-Mobile Might Lure Customers by Paying Early-Termination Fees
    AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless all charge you for breaking your two-year contract. T-Mobile might start paying those fees to encourage you to switch. ...More
    December 26, 2013 By Craig Galbraith Posted in News
  • Court: Sprint Customers Not Protected Enough by Settlement Over Fees
    Courts, Gavel
    Sprint, Verizon Wireless and AT&T all require customers to pay a hefty fee – up to $350 –for breaking those pesky, two-year service contracts that you're required to sign up for when getting a new phone. ...More
    July 2, 2012 By Craig Galbraith Posted in News
  • Free Press Lambasts Carriers Over ETF Defense
    Google, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all banded together this week to defend their early-termination fees to the Federal Communications Commission. Some of the penalties to get out of your smartphone contract run up to $350, but the companies say the cost of ...More
    February 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • AT&T Settles ETF Case for $18 Million
    AT&T will shell out $18 million to former customers who say they were unfairly charged high fees to get out of their wireless contracts. Individuals involved in the class-action suit could get up to $140 back, according to the Associated Press.These early-termination ...More
    January 29, 2010 Posted in News
  • FCC Queries Carriers on Termination Fees
    To say that the FCC is taking a more proactive stance toward wireless carriers under new chairman Julius Genachowski than under his predecessor, Kevin Martin, is like saying a cheetah could outrun a snail. Just about any level of activity would outdo Martin’s ...More
    January 26, 2010 By Richard Martin Posted in News
  • FCC Criticized over Early Termination Fees
    The FCC is not doing as well as it could be when it comes to giving oversight to the wireless industry, according to a report from the Government Accounting Office. The glaring stat in its report? The GAO points out that 42 percent of customers that considered switching ...More
    December 11, 2009 Posted in News
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