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Verizon To Double Smartphone ETFs?
From $175 to $350 starting November 15
by Karl Bode 01:06PM Wednesday Nov 04 2009
According to a leaked memo posted over at the Boy Genius Report, Verizon is preparing to double the early termination fee for customers who buy new smartphones via Verizon. According to the memo, customers after November 15 who buy an "advanced device" (smartphones) can expect to pay a $350 ETF, though that total will decrease $10 a month every month a user's under contract. The BGR surmises that the change is to stop people from flipping subsidized smartphones over at eBay, though you can also be sure Verizon's forced migration to open devices and platforms has them eager to make up some of that lost revenue in other places.

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