U.S. Senate bill would bar cellphone early termination fee spikes

“Minnesota Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Monday that she will introduce a measure to prevent US cellular carriers from raising their early termination fees (ETFs) quickly,” Electronista reports.

“The move is a direct reaction to Verizon’s decision to double ETF rates for ‘advanced devices’ like the Droid to deter customers from exiting their service early,” Electronista reports.

“Klobuchar claims the rate hike has ‘little to no relation’ to the cost of the phone and that it punishes those who depend on cellphones and have to quit for honest reasons, such as moving into regions that don’t have coverage,” Electronista reports.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

67 Comments

  1. @ the other steve jobs

    Hey, did you hear? We have gay almost-marriage in Washington state now.
    Just think! Now you can lay awake every night, sweating and crying as you toss and turn, unable to sleep due to your preoccupation with gay sex, and your incessant, insatiable curiosity about what those dangerous homos are doing in their sinful evil beds.
    WHO KNOWS WHAT’S NEXT?!?! DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER!!! MASS HYSTERIA!!!!

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go confuse your kids.

  2. @ Hmmm

    Oh I know. And any idiot that brings up polygamy needs to first understand what a sexist they are.

    You can only make a polygamy case if you only let men have multiple marriages. Of course you assume this would be the case because you’re a sexist.
    If women could also have multiple marriages, then polygamy would allow an unlimited number of people to be involved in a marriage. And if you can’t understand why that if different than a gay couple who prefer not to die alone, then it’s not worth my time even making fun of you.

    @ right…

    That’s not what your mom said.

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