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FCC Inquires About Controversial Verizon Fees 178

olsmeister writes "As previously noted here on Slashdot, Verizon Wireless has been increasing their early termination fees and actively charging non-data customers who accidentally press the wrong button and go online. The FCC has now sent them a letter asking why. The PDF of the letter can be viewed online. Maybe someone at the FCC does read Slashdot."
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FCC Inquires About Controversial Verizon Fees

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 05, 2009 @10:04AM (#30334590)

    ... If the theory behind the ETF is the amount of money they front to subsidize your device then shouldn't it stand to reason that the ETF should change according to the value of the device that you receive?

    Absolutely not! If they were to do that then someone might actually become curious as to the actual cost of the phones to Verizon. Then the fecal material would really impact the rotary air circulation mechanism.

  • by Sparky McGruff ( 747313 ) on Saturday December 05, 2009 @10:12AM (#30334624)
    I'm not sure what reply their lawyers will come up with, but I believe the original draft of the reply reads:

    Dearest FCC:

    Why are we screwing our customers? Because we hate our customers, and we really like money. Go away.

    Love, Verizon.

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