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Verizon Removes 10 Phones from $350 ETF List

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Jan 19, 2010, 4:23 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jan 19, 2010, 4:30 PM

Verizon Wireless has silently taken 10 multimedia devices off the list of phones that require its new $350 early termination fee. The original list submitted to the FCC in December 2009 featured 10 models that don't appear on the current list, and included devices such as the Motorola Krave and Samsung Rogue. It's not clear when or why Verizon removed these 10 devices from the list, and Verizon Wireless hasn't officially commented on the matter. The devices that do appear on the list require an ETF of $350 — double that of standard phones — if the customer chooses to break their contract early.

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Jan 19, 2010, 8:46 PM

$350 ETA? My Vote: Keep them!

Representing Verizon Wireless's #1 Premium Retailer in the midwest I agree that in many cases the $350 ETA fee is justified. Retailers and other privately owned dealers like ourselves are taking large hits as equipment costs have increased from $100-$250 2-3 years ago to $250-$600 on higher end handsets.

Remaining competitive Verizon still offers these handsets and record low prices and many times Buy One Get One Free promotions. Who eats the profits? Answer: The dealers that still pay regular price for the equipment.

Many customers realized quickly that you could do a BOGO promotion, pay the ETAs, sell the phones at retail and make a decent profit. This is unethical and bad business.

Customers need to know the truth about raised ET...
Account verizon fanboy let me put this straight. I sell the following at my retailer, At@t, Verizon, Tmo, and Sprint. The Black berry curve that is free right now, no rebate no buy one get one free, is 619.99 noncontract. I got news for you, Our co...
Posted by a employee of the most dishonest Agent I've ever seen Cellular Connection. Were we sell used and refurbs as new. I hate you Moorhead people
I agree and don't agree with you on this. Keep in mind I am in the wireless industry. However, contracts were really designed because people in the United States do want something for free. This is almost soloy why we have contracts. The UK pay full p...
I say keep them and if you don't like them, switch carriers or pay full price for the handset!

I don't understand why it is so hard for most people to figure it out, it common sense

Jan 19, 2010, 5:06 PM

FCC don't forget verizon and their FORCED $10 data requirements!!!

Want the basic LG 8360 grandma but don't need data, we don't give a **** that's 10 bucks granny! Pay up or GTFO!
It's not forced, just like the $350.00 ETF wasn't forced. If you don't want the data don't purchase that model phone. It's really not that complicated.
Haha... Ha... Cellenator said "GTFO".... 😁 🤤 😁
What can they do about this? not that much.
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Jan 19, 2010, 4:52 PM

Bye Bye Verizon!

So I was going to buy a Droid, my contract with Verizon is over and I thought, OK take advantage of new every two, take out another 2 year contract and get the discount on the Droid, then they decided to put the new $350 fee into effect. That's when I decided what I have been thinking of doing anyway, and that is getting the Iphone and going with AT&T. Their network is not bad in this area and they just came out with a $99 unlimited Data and Talk. So...... I'm doing it!
verizon also has unlimited data and talk. and their data network is a heck of a lot more consistent.

And if you had a New every 2, you were getting over 400 off the retail cost of the phone, thus the etf.
That plan doesn't apply to the Iphone. Your data is extra so, have fun!!!!! Bye Bye!!
Why would you even care about the ETF if you were planning on staying with Verizon for another two years? The ETF is basically just to stop people who take advantage of there discounted prices for those good phones and then cancelling there account wi...

Jan 19, 2010, 10:30 PM

Sounds to me...

...like someone's trying to appease the FCC.
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