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Google Says Nexus One $350 'ERF' Is Necessary

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muchdrama

Jan 12, 2010, 10:51 PM
...doesn't connect to Tmob's 3G service. And you'll get hammered with crazy ETF's.

Sounds like a bargain.
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iamthephonemaster

Jan 13, 2010, 12:38 AM
Mine connects to 3G just fine. As with any new device or service there will be hiccups. Lest we forget when the Iphone first came out all the issues that customers had getting them activated when you had to buy it at apple and get it activated through att.As for the ERF this is a very common practice among wireless dealers.I work for a national T-mobile dealer in Maine and everytime a customer signs up for service we take an imprint of their credit card and have them sign a paper saying that if they cancel service between 15-180 days we will charge them 350 dollars to recoup the cost of the phone that we still have to pay for and the loss in commission T-mobile charges us back.This is no different at all.When i worked for wireless Zone which...
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bp3dots1

Jan 13, 2010, 12:15 PM
That's why they offer a 14 day trial period where you can calcel and return the phone with no penalty.

Reading comprehension. FTW
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rarodrig26

Jan 13, 2010, 12:21 PM
What are you talking about? People on the internet don't know how to comprehend. psshtt
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muchdrama

Jan 13, 2010, 8:12 PM
bp3dots1 said:
That's why they offer a 14 day trial period where you can calcel and return the phone with no penalty.

Reading comprehension. FTW


You're right. Nevermind that whole not connecting to 3G thing. I'm sure they'll fix it.
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bp3dots1

Jan 13, 2010, 9:49 PM
Again, you fail to understand. But ok.

I do agree though, that they will probably fix the 3G connectivity issue. Wink
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muchdrama

Jan 13, 2010, 11:14 PM
bp3dots1 said:
Again, you fail to understand. But ok.

I do agree though, that they will probably fix the 3G connectivity issue. Wink


I understand everything perfectly. College grad, here. And yes, releasing a $500 phone with problems holding onto 3G signals is very much a problem.
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iamthephonemaster

Jan 13, 2010, 11:26 PM
Not every phone is having this issue. Also we are still assuming this is a Google issue and not a T-mobile issue. Either is possible. Also a college grad here as well. I dont necessarily know that it means you or i have an innate understanding based solely on that fact though.
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bp3dots1

Jan 13, 2010, 11:40 PM
Early adopters nearly always play the role of beta testers, as most new devices still have some kinks. (I dont really care for this, but it's the product of people wanting everything now rather than when its ready.)

So if you:

A - bought the phone on release day or
B - bought the phone later but didn't do any research on problems it has had since release.

you can enjoy 14 days of use to see if the phone is right for you with no penalty if you change your mind and return it. I see no problem with that.
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