The Washington Post is reporting that the ridiculously huge ETFs for the Nexus One are magically shrinking as the FCC continues to investigate the fees. Google has shaved $200 of the “equipment recovery fee” it charges if a customer breaks their contract with T-Mobile after a 14-day trial period.
The WaPo breaks it down for us:
Google’s “equipment recovery fee” applies to customers who break their two-year T-Mobile contract after a 14-day trial period and before 120 days. A $350 fee that applied to new T-Mobile customers was lowered to $150, while a $250 fee for existing T-Mobile customers upgrading to the Nexus One was cut to $50.
Customers would still have to pay a separate early termination fee to T-Mobile USA Inc. That fee is $200 for customers who break a contract after the 14-day trial period and before 120 days. After that, it is prorated.
Don’t worry, this has “nothing to do” with the investigation, says T-Mobile. The companies are just doing it randomly on their own because they are awesome. Or at least… that’s their story:
“We have been looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience, so we were able to work with T-Mobile to find a better solution for our customers,” Google said in a statement.
In other news, Google now has phone support for their phone — sort of. You can now inquire about that status of your order at +1-888-48-NEXUS (63987) between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Technical support questions should go to HTC.
Google reduces fee to break Nexus One contract [Washington Post]