Wireless Phone Early Termination Fees (ETFs)
|Advanced Devices||Standard Devices|
|AT&T Mobility||$325 per line minus $10 per month for each month of service||$150 per line minus $4 per month for month of service|
|Sprint Nextel||$350 per line for first 6 months then minus $20 per month for each month of service but at no time less than $100||$200 per line for first 4 months then minus $10 per month for each month of service but at no time less than $50|
|T-Mobile USA||$200 per line||$200 per line|
|Verizon Wireless||$350 per line minus $10 per month for each month of service||$175 per line minus $5 per month for each month of service|
Click on a company's name to see the details of their ETF policy. If you purchase your wireless device from a kiosk or other authorized dealer there may be an additional cancellation fee. Remember you can avoid ETFs altogether by paying full price for a wireless device and not entering into a contract. And in California each of the carriers provides a 30 day trial period when you sign up for new service that you can cancel without incurring an ETF, though you may incur some charges related to returning the phone.