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Fort Dodge, IA: Karen C. (not her real name) says she did everything that Sprint customer service representatives told her to do. She says she was even told that when she moved, she would not be charged an early termination fee. However, she was charged a fee of $1,000, and she says every time she phones Sprint, she speaks to a new customer service representative, who gives her different answers to her questions.
New York, NY: Despite company promises about prorating cell phone early termination fees, many consumers still report that they are being charged outrageous fees for canceling contracts that they thought had already expired.
Trenton, NJ: Lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a four-bill consumer protection package designed to protect cell phone users from companies that lock their customers into long contracts with many fees. Proposed in the package is a "Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act" that if passed, would require cell phone companies to give full disclosure of service levels and fees. The Act would also set standards for billing, contracts, and advertisements.
Tuscon, AZ: Cell phone consumers in Arizona may get some help in dealing with cell phone cancellation fees. On Monday, a Senate panel passed a bill that lets customers cancel their contracts if the cell phone carrier is not holding up its part of the contract.
Portland, OR: If you've ever felt locked in to your cell phone contract because of ridiculous termination fees, you're not alone. Many people are complaining about the cost of canceling their cell phone contracts even when they are suffering through poor service, dropped calls, and errors on their bills.
In what may be the start of a change in how cell phone carriers do business, Verizon Wireless began its declining early cell phone termination fees last month.
Boise, ID: T-Mobile USA, one of the largest cell phone companies in the United States, is facing a lawsuit over the company's early contract-termination fees.
Can you imagine having a cell phone that doesn't work in your own home? That's the situation Frank S., a former Cingular Wireless customer, had to contend with.