AT&T Charging $175 Contract Termination Fee on iPhone

money-bag.pngFrom the Department of Highway Robbery comes word that AT&T will be impossing an additional $175 early termination fee for customers who back out of their contract. Ouch!

Granted, early termination sanctions are nothing new in the wireless industry. Many years ago I once had to pony up $300 to free myself from the shackles of Centennial Wireless (a carrier I recommend avoiding), so this is nothing new. But this story points out the unrestricted power that carriers extend over enslaved customers. Rather like our our government, wouldn't you say?

Hang on a sec, there's a knock at my door. Some nice gentlemen in a black van just pulled into my driveway. Be right back...

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AT&T Charging $175 Contract Termination Fee on iPhone

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Dear Kent ,
I have a doubt . If i pay this termination fee , am i gonna be free to use a "chip" from any other company , including outside US ??? . Because i live in Brazil and i have an account with TIM (Telecom Italia )
Thanks ,
Frederico