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AT&T doubles handset upgrade fee to $36 [updated]

February 10th, 2012

AT&T is increasing the fee charged when subscribers upgrade to new handsets on contract beginning this Sunday. BGR has been informed by multiple readers via email that AT&T has sent them notices regarding the increased fee, which had previously been $18. “Because the overall costs associated with upgrading to a new device have increased, effective Sunday, February …

Verizon scraps plan for $2 billing fee

December 30th, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced that it is canceling plans to charge a $2 convenience fee to customers making one-time bill payments online or over the phone. The carrier announced earlier this week that the new fee would allow it to continue providing subscribers with the option to make one-time payments using its web-based and …

Verizon to charge $2 single bill payment fee beginning next month

December 29th, 2011

Verizon Wireless will begin to roll out a new convenience fee on January 15th which will add an additional $2.00 fee to customers who make single bill payments online or by telephone. Verizon claims the fee will allow the company to continue to support these payment options, however the fee is waived for those who pay by electronic check or …

Lodsys continues targeting developers despite Apple’s defense

June 2nd, 2011

A firm called Lodsys has been targeting Apple and Android developers that it believes are using its in-app purchase technology illegally. Despite Apple’s efforts to argue that its developers are covered under the same license, Lodsys doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon — it’s giving developers 21 days to cough up licensing fees …

FCC rules against magicJack; cuts into revenue stream [video]

April 12th, 2011

Last week, the FCC ruled in favor of AT&T in a complaint it filed against VoIP home-phone service provider magicJack. For those of you that don’t own a television, magicJack advertises — relentlessly, via infomercial — that its VoIP service will provide unlimited calls to the U.S. and Canada for just $19.95 per year. Users …

Verizon loses class action ETF appeal, will pay $21 million settlement

July 2nd, 2010

A California appeals court has ruled that Verizon Wireless is to pay some 175,000 customers current and former customers $21 million as a settlement in a class action lawsuit over early termination fees. The class action suit was filed in California on the behalf of customers who were upset that Verizon asked they pay a …

WIND Mobile handsets and plans detailed

December 16th, 2009

Well, here we go… We’ve received information on what WIND (Canada’s new wireless carrier) will offer, so without further ado, the WIND lineup: BlackBerry 9700 Samsung Gravity 2 HTC Maple Huawei U759 Huawei E181 data stick You might be wondering about what their rate plans will offer, and while we don’t have specific pricing yet, …