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AT&T is planning to raiseits early termination fees for smartphones and netbooks from $175 to $325, Dow Jones reports, noting that the move comes amid rumors that AT&T may lose its iPhone exclusivity over the next year. Thankfully for current AT&T iPhone customers, the rate changes will not affect current contracts; instead, they will apply to all new and renewing customers beginning June 1. Notably, the higher cancellation fees will apply to any new iPhone customers who purchase the next-generation model expected to be announced at Apple’s 2010 WWDC conference in early June. While the termination fees for smartphones will rise, the same fees will actually drop by $25 for feature or messaging phone contracts. Earlier this week, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega made several comments relating to the possibility of AT&T customers leaving when the company’s iPhone exclusivity ends, noting that 70% of customers are on family plans, which can be a pain to move over to a new carrier, and 40% are on corporate discount plans.
I knew this was going to happen, just not so soon! Googles I/O was only YESTERDAY and people like Engadget,Gizmodo and now Mashable (Pete Cashmore) are all saying Google just leapfrogged Apple.
I’m calling this one: Next Apple ads we’ll see will be attacking GOOGLE and not Microsoft. This shall be an interesting next few months to see how Apple responds.
I can’t wait for this phone. Sorry Pre.. you’re sooo June 2009. See more vids of this SPRINT phones 4G bad assery here.
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