AT&T Jacking Up Early Termination Fees To $US325

Anyone signing an AT&T contract after June 1 is in for a nasty surprise if ever in the mood to break it: The early termination fee for smartphones is being raised from $US175 to $US325. Here's AT&T's ridiculous explanation:

The idea is, and we think that it's fair approach, that if you spend less on a device, your early termination fee should be less. If you spend more, your early termination fee should be more.

So following that reasoning, AT&T is in fact "lowering the ETF on feature phones and messaging phones by $US25 to $US125".

Great. A slightly lower dumbphone ETF will certainly comfort me when I renew my iPhone contract and agree to nearly double my old ETF. [WSJ via Dallas News]

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