Verizon Responds to FCC On ETFs and Data Fees
Verizon Wireless has filed a lengthy response to the Federal Communications Commission's inquiry into Verizon's recent changes to its ETF policy. The FCC asked Verizon to explain the reasoning behind the increase in early termination fees from $175 to $350 for what Verizon terms "advanced devices." Verizon claims that this increased ETF helps the company to offer more capable handsets at lower upfront costs, and to reduce its losses if/when a customer chooses to leave their contract early. Verizon insists that it still looses money on customers who choose to cancel their contracts during the 23rd month, during which time they would still owe $120 ETF under these new rules. Verizon believes that its advertising and marketing collateral are sufficient to make sure customers are informed of these policies. Verizon also responded to the FCC's questions about minimum data usage fees. Contrary to what customers report, Verizon claims that simply opening the mobile browser on a phone does not incur any charges. Charges are only levied against users who navigate away from the Verizon Wireless home page and access other information, applications or services. Data is charged at $1.99 per megabyte.
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Verizon Wireless has changed its terms of service and made it more expensive for customers to leave the carrier before the end of their contract. Under the old terms of service, all customers who purchased a smartphone agreed to an ETF of $350.
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Verizon is lying!!!!!!
Sorry...but those numbers don't add up
There are plenty of expenses that go toward running the business that you have not taken into consideration such as network upgrades, personnel for tech, cu...
but every one has to go back and pay Blackberry for the BIS crap.
So the 29 bucks has 17 of it going right back out to blackberry PER DEVICE
Not to mention how FREAKEN expensive the actual phones are.
Yes, those lines with data will make up the cost of their devices sooner, but say that is the primary line on the account and they have 4 other lines sharing the minu...
The only reason for this increase was to prevent certain fools from taking advantage of a buy one get one offer just to cancel at $175 and sell on ebay ...
Verizon said if a customer cancel at the 23rd month...
When a Customer signs up for our unlimited plan and uses the customer average for mins and recived a free phone at activation
If a customer paid their bill on time Every time and NEVER came back in th...
They Loose Money Primary Because ....
Eliminate Subsidies, Prepay for your service
You can get any Verizon Wireless or AT&T plan with or without an agreement. 100% month to month.
Talk about uneducated consumers. You post a rant and don't even know your demand has already been satisfied. Customer ...
IF we charged 120 dollars for lg 300s
eventually the industry would walk its way back up to around were it is right now.
How much do Eurpean phone companies charge per month?
$149.99/Mth = Unlimi...
It's about time...
The Carriers should go 1 step further
A guy that wants to pretend he's got a second house based out of Aspen CO, but really lives in St. Louis pays 2-3 times as much as if he would have gotten his number out of St. Louis.
I completely agree!! Here's why: I would buy a phone in Middle-of-nowhere Nebraska and then sell it in orange county, California. I'd make a killing. I could make up the gas money on like 10 HTC Hero's and put my kids thro...
Carrier pricing should be based on the local demographics they are servicing. Hollywood California should have both higher MRC's and phone pricing while Detroit should have lower MRC's because of the lower wages ear
TO PUT IT SIMPLY...
Looses or loses...
That's probably because they're so full of cacapoopoo.
I know because it happened to me a few times before I got wise and remapped my keys.