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early-termination fees

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T-Mobile execs on how they can afford to buy out your early-termination fees

In an interview with CNET, the executives dish on their ETF buyout plan and the push for faster WideBand LTE, and they continue to dump on Sprint.

By January 8, 2014

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Ad leak hints T-Mobile will pay full family's early termination fees

The US carrier has been making noise about getting whole families to dump subscriptions from rivals. An ad, apparently published prematurely, offers details about one offer.

By January 8, 2014

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AT&T's new early-termination fee for the iPhone: $325

The carrier is raising the fee for smartphones starting June 1, citing Verizon's move last fall as partial justification.

By May 21, 2010

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Can I ditch Sprint without paying an early termination fee?

Getting out of a wireless contract early isn't easy. In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice to one Sprint subscriber.

By July 24, 2012

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The 411 on early-termination fees (FAQ)

Verizon Wireless has doubled its early-termination fees for smartphones, but what does it mean for the rest of the industry?

By November 20, 2009

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Is Verizon's new early-termination fee anti-consumer?

That $350 fee doubles the current one, but Verizon insists it's justified because of the higher prices of today's phones.

By November 7, 2009

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Dialed In #216: All about ETFS (early termination fees)

The Dialed In crew dives deep into early-termination fees: where they came from, why we have to have them, who's been screwed over by them, and what you can do if you want out.

By March 21, 2012

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FAQ: Why you're still paying early-termination fees

Nearly a year after a California court ruled that Sprint's early-termination fees are unlawful, people who quit their contracts early are still socked with fees. Why?

By May 4, 2009

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FCC may limit early-termination fees

The federal government is considering a proposal to limit how cell phone carriers charge fees for ending a contract early.

By May 21, 2008

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Is AT&T's 'admin fee' just a sneaky way of raising rates?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon discusses AT&T's new 61 cent wireless fee and explains how carriers can raise prices even when you're under contract.

By June 6, 2013