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early termination fee

AT&T ammends arbitration clause; do you get a free pass?

May 9th, 2009

We’ve received a flurry of emails over the past few weeks questioning whether or not AT&T will let people out of contracts ETF-free due to substantial changes to its terms and conditions. First it was a series of changes to permissable data service usage and more recently AT&T has amended its arbitration clause to limit …

Sprint ETF-free cancellations extended through March 15

February 6th, 2009

Sprint just refuses to shut that door… Customers still looking for a way out of their contracts without having to drop some serious cash on an Early Termination Fee (ETF) have been given yet another opportunity to do so. Last month we told you about an extension through the end of January due to another …

Final call for ETF-free Sprint contract cancellation

December 27th, 2008

Have you been itching for a way to escape the shackles of your Sprint Wireless contract, but aren’t willing to pony up the cash to pay off the Early Termination Fee? While Sprint’s impending doom may be a foregone conclusion, you can expedite your exit by exploiting yet another material breach in contract from the …

Sprint finally decides on ETF conditions and details

November 1st, 2008

Just a few weeks ago, Sprint announced it would have details on how it’s dealing with early termination fees by December once its billing software was updated. It looks like Dan Hesse and his boys have been working on provisions really quickly! As of November 2, Sprint’s early termination fees will begin to decrease by …

Sprint gets smart and prorates ETFs

October 22nd, 2008

After being sued this past summer along with Verizon for early termination fees, Sprint has finally decided to prorate them or make a tiered ETF policy. Much like other carriers, the initial fee goes down in cost as your contract matures. Pretty smart move after losing about $73 million in settlement fees for the class …

U.S. Government exempt from Early Termination Fees

June 13th, 2008

It seems there are some benefits to working for the man. In 2004, a company then known simply as Nextel began investigating whether they could assess ETF’s to government contracts that ended before their pre-determined termination date. At the time, Nextel’s VP of marketing issued a public statement hypothesizing that “the government will never, never …