“If you buy a subsidized Nexus One with T-Mobile and you cancel your contract after the 14-day trial, it’ll cost you between $50 and $200. Sounds pretty standard, but Google will charge you an additional ‘equipment recovery fee,'” Mark Wilson reports for Gizmodo.
“Google has the right to charge you up to $350 if you cancel before the 4 month mark, which is essentially their way of thwarting any plans you may have to sell a former contract phone for profit,” Wilson reports.
“Add on any fees from T-Mobile on top of that, and geeze, your contract-less Nexus One is costing you more than a new one unlocked,” Wilson reports.
Full article here.
Electronista reports, “Google is making buyers of the subsidized Nexus One pay twice if they cancel early, according to the company’s own Terms of Sale. The search company charges an ‘Equipment Recovery Fee’ of $350 for the smartphone if they cancel their service before 120 days have passed. It explicitly warns that the fee is above and beyond whatever T-Mobile might charge and could result in customers effectively buying the Nexus One twice if they leave.”
Full article – “Google double-dipping on Nexus One cancel fees?” – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]