Google reduces early termination fees for Nexus One

Nexus One owners who decide to terminate their contracts early are in for a bit of luck, as Google has lowered certain fees associated with doing so, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Previously, customers who purchased the phone for $179 with a new 2-year wireless contract would be required to pay Google an "equipment recovery fee" of $350, while existing T-Mobile customers upgrading to the Nexus One were required to pay $250. These fees have been dropped to $150 and $50, respectively.

"We have been looking for ways to improve our customers' experience, so we were able to work with T-Mobile to find a better solution for our customers," Google said in a statement on Tuesday.

Customers will still be required to pay T-Mobile a separate termination fee of $200 as part of their wireless service agreement should they choose to end their contract after the 14-day grace period; after 120 days the fee is prorated.

Users looking to purchase a Nexus One unlocked without a contract may do so for $529, allowing them to use the phone on any wireless network that utilizes the GSM wireless standard.

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So yeah. Someone a while ago tried to tell me you lot don't get a bad deal with mobile phones. Yet you have both the operator, and the phone company billing you for a cancelled service.

On top of the terrible call plans, which are apparently "good", you're all getting ripped.

Nashy said,

On top of the terrible call plans, which are apparently "good", you're all getting ripped.

I need to get ripped. That would be much better than some flashy phone :P

In the UK, the ETF is the remaining monthly cost of your contract * the number of months left.

Basically, you sign the contract, you're paying for the duration - on a 2 year iphone plan, this starts at around £720 ($1,128).

Razor_D said,
In the UK, the ETF is the remaining monthly cost of your contract * the number of months left.

Basically, you sign the contract, you're paying for the duration - on a 2 year iphone plan, this starts at around £720 ($1,128).

Ouch :|