T-Mobile facing class-action lawsuit over early-term fees

The bane of any wireless subscriber's existence is the dreaded "early termination fee" that a wireless carrier tries to impose on you when you cancel service while under a contract. Well, sometimes the customer has a legit beef in canceling that contract and the carrier must abide -- or face consequences.

A new lawsuit that targets the fourth-largest carrier -- T-Mobile USA -- said T-Mobile USA's practice of charging subscribers $200 for canceling service before the end of their contract violates as many as 13 state consumer protections laws.

That's a new one -- but it's true and all wireless carriers could be grouped under this large umbrella. The lawsuit specifically makes the point that there is no allowance given for how long the consumer has been with the mobile phone carrier or for the quality of service they receive in regards to the "blanket" $200 charge for early termination.

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