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FCC Probes Google and T-Mobile For Double-Whammy Fees 127

Julie188 writes "On Monday, the FCC asked Google, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to explain how they tell their customers about early wireless contract termination fees. Notice that Google is the only handset retailer in the bunch. That's because if someone buys a Nexus One phone from Google with a two-year T-Mobile contract, and the user wants out of that contract, the user is expected to pay two early termination fees. One fee would be charged by Google and a second charged by T-Mobile."
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FCC Probes Google and T-Mobile For Double-Whammy Fees

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  • by data2 ( 1382587 ) on Thursday January 28, 2010 @07:06AM (#30931562)

    Not exactly what I meant. I think this is a case where people should, you know, read the contracts instead of trusting them.
    Especially since it is quite expensive going to court. But this regulation keeps lots of people from actually reading the contracts.
    So things like "The first 12 month are for 39,99, then you pay 99,99" are quite common, and lot's of people fall for this trap.

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