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Sprint Finally Adopts Prorated ETFs

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Oct 21, 2008, 3:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said in an interview that the company will begin to adopt a prorated early termination fee system, possibly as early as December. The company needs to deploy new billing software first. Once is has the new software in place, it will deduct a small amount of money from the $200 ETF for each month that a subscriber stays with the plan.

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Oct 22, 2008, 9:02 AM

Just imagine

how large the quarterly losses will be as it becomes cheaper for customers to leave.
You can say I'm a dreamer...But I'm not the only one...I hope some day you'll join us...and the world will be as one. 🙂
I actually think this will be a positive for Sprint not a negative. It will give people a chance to try out the Simply Everything plan--- unlimited talk, direct connect, group connect, text msgs, picture msgs, video msgs, email, web access, gps naviga...

Oct 21, 2008, 4:16 PM

Sounds Familiar

I believe he said the same thing last December.
Actually, that was Sprint saying that we would no longer extend contracts for rate plan changes last November (11-2007). I can confidently say that as a Sprint Nextel customer service rep. 🙂

Oct 22, 2008, 9:46 AM

I am a huge Sprint fan but...

when you sign a contract, it seems that only the consumer has to hold to the deal. The carriers can raise monthly bills or eliminate things at will. So I feel this gives the customers a little more of a choice to get their bones of contention to any of the carriers allowing us subscribers to bail if not treated properly.
The reason you have a contract on rate plans is so that the company does not change your rates. if you read into the t&c of any contract it says if the change adversely affects you you can cancel your contract without paying the fee. see (text messagi...

Oct 21, 2008, 9:58 PM

Will this apply to existing contracts or only new ones from December?

Just wondering what about the folks already with Sprint.
i believe this will apply to every customer new and old
It will have to also apply to existing customers or Sprint would be getting sued again.
Most likely it will only take effect once you sign a new agreement, because your old T and C's say that the etf is a flat 200.00. Changing that would open Sprint up to a lawsuit, as you cannot just change someone's T and C's even if it is for the bet...
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