Google slashes Nexus One early termination fee
A recent FCC inquiry has apparently prompted Google to slash its Nexus One early termination fee (ETF) from $350 to $150. Meanwhile, a $250 fee for existing T-Mobile customers upgrading to the smartphone was lowered to $50.
As Tim Conneally of Beta News notes, the Nexus One can be used with multiple carriers, including T-Mobile.
As such, Nexus One owners who terminate their contracts are typically penalized by both Google and their wireless provider of choice.
Indeed, T-Mobile customers are currently required to pay a separate, $200 ETF to the company.
As TG Daily previously reported, the Nexus One smartphone has been plagued by a number of 3G connectivity related issues, including a recent widespread outage that left a number of customers without data coverage.
The outages forced Google to release an over-the-air the update on February 2 that added multi-touch support and offered a possible 3G connectivity fix.
Google has also launched an official Nexus One service hotline to supplement its online help chat service.