If you use a Nexus ONE with T-Mobile, we have some good news for you. Phandroid reports that Google are cutting the Early Termination Fee (ETF) cost from $350 to $150. So what does this mean? If you cancel a contract with T-Mobile when you signed up with the Nexus One, you are contractually obliged to pay the difference between the unsubsidized phone and the discounted one. Until now this was alleged to equate to $350. Quite a price to pay, especially if you don’t care about the phone and would happily give it up.
Google are now offering a couple of things to sweeten the deal. First, if you cancel your T-Mobile contract and also return your phone to Google, then Google will not charge you anything at all. Second, if you want to keep the device, the $350 price tag has now been dropped to $150 saving quite a few bucks too.
All of this news is related to Google and is it worth noting that T-Mobile can still smack you an ETF at the same time anyway. Oh well.