We are all too familiar with the early termination fees (ETFs) that US carriers charge which can be a few hundred dollars to let you exit your service contract. What most people don’t realize is that some carriers have been charging a fee to upgrade customers to a new handset too. It’s not a new fee but something just doesn’t sit right with a service provider charging a fee to sell you a new handset which usually comes with a new contract.
T-Mobile agrees and has distributed a press release announcing that their $18 handset upgrade fee is now a thing of the past. They will be happy with selling you expensive service and won’t charge you to get that gravy train started. Let’s hope any other carriers still charging an upgrade fee feel the heat and stops too. Does your carrier charge a fee and if so how much?