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Ouch: Nexus One Has Double the Termination Fees

Jan 13, 2010, 06:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"Another day, another Nexus One brouhaha. This time it's over the revelation that if you purchase the phone with a T-Mobile account and cancel your service within a certain time window, not only do you pay an Early Termination Fee (ETF) to T-Mobile, you pay one to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) as well.

"If that's not hard enough to swallow, the size of the fee surely will be. The T-Mobile ETF is $200 and Google's is $350. Combined with the $179 for the initial purchase, that puts Nexus One buyer's remorse at $729. All for a device you can't pick up and play with in a retail outlet (it's only sold via a special Google Web site)

"Here’s a snippet of the legal mumbo-jumbo from the Nexus One’s terms of sale:"

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