CA judge rules that "early termination fees" by Cell Phone companies are illegal

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    CA judge rules that "early termination fees" by Cell Phone companies are illegal






    Anyone read about that? I'll try and find the article. Sprint had to reimburse customers a total of $18.2 million. Verizon 21 million. I think they're eventually going to try and make it universal in all 50 states so the legislation isn't all confusing.

    California judge rules Sprint's early termination fees illegal | News - Wireless - CNET News

    Next we gotta do something for them to rule that beer prices at sports stadiums/concert venues are unlawful compared to normal prices.

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    Fuck yeah! When these assholes like At&T buys a perfectly good company like cingular then destroys their customer service, I should be able to switch. AT&T has fucked my bill up repeatedly, and I refuse to spend another minute waiting on hold to straighten out their mistakes.

    Now I just don't pay my bill, and wait for them to call me, then I get my bill fixed.

    On the other hand, I did sign a contract for 2 years, and I do feel that I should honer the contract. But then I think that their service is not acceptable, they are breaking the contract.
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    About 5-6 years back, I had Cingular. Used them for about a year and a half and to break the 2 year contract I had to pay a little over 300.00. IMO It would have been more reasonable to only have to pay the remainder of months I had left on my contract times the monthly rate which was around 30 bucks. But it was worth it I guess because Nextel used to be awesome around here for service. Everyone had push to talk and the phone service was great.

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    Freedom of contract goes right out the window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clemson357 View Post
    Freedom of contract goes right out the window.
    I have to agree.
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    So you knowingly enter a contract to get a free $300 phone and then are pissed when they want the money back if you terminate the contract early. Boo Hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    So you knowingly enter a contract to get a free $300 phone and then are pissed when they want the money back if you terminate the contract early. Boo Hoo!
    That's not always the case.

    Let's take, for example, a situation where you modify your current contract. Let's say you increase your minutes, or add a data package. Service providers will start a NEW 2-year contract based off of the date you changed your service package.

    Now... if your service goes to shit and you want to drop them, they STILL charge you for the 2-year service plus penalties and whatever additional charges they feel inclined to hammer you with.

    NEVER write a check with your mouth that you can't cash with your ASS!!

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    Most of them pro-rate the fee now....
    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witmaster View Post

    Now... if your service goes to shit and you want to drop them, they STILL charge you for the 2-year service plus penalties and whatever additional charges they feel inclined to hammer you with.

    Now see, this is my argument also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Now see, this is my argument also.
    Word on the street is, if elected, McCain will fix it.
    NEVER write a check with your mouth that you can't cash with your ASS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witmaster View Post
    Word on the street is, if elected, McCain will fix it.
    lol
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