Curious about cellphone early termination fees?

bell mobility billIf you are curious to understand those sometimes confusing early termination fees (ETF) that cellphone companies impose on us, take a few minutes and read this article by the CBC. They took some time, along with lawyer Matthew Baer to cut through the smoke about what Rogers, Bell and TELUS contracts actually say.

The bottom line he states “There is not any real practical wiggle room in the language of the contract terms for consumers who are unhappy with the service changes. Once you have received notice of the change, you do have 30 days in which you can terminate the contract (which is kind of redundant since you can always terminate the contract) but the fee for doing so is $20/month remaining in your service contract up to a maximum of $400.”