More on Sprint ETF and what it could mean to you

Posted on August 12, 2009

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Most consumers who have cell phone contracts know the term “early termination fee”. Sprint paid a flat-fee for leaving the cell phone service. Customers did not like the rule and took Sprint to court. Sprint settled the class-action lawsuit yesterday and we talked about the basics of that settlement Tuesday afternoon.

Basically, according to Engadget, most people will receive between $25 and $90 depending on their contract, plus some free bonus minutes. But you have to file a claim to get your share. You can file a claim by clicking on the “File a Claim” link here.

You can opt out of this class action and not receive an award. To do this, you must mail a Request for Exclusion, postmarked no later than October 7, 2009, to:

Sprint ETF Settlement Administrator
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 6002
Larkspur, CA 94977-6002.

The notification must clearly indicate that you request to be excluded from the Settlement Class, and must include your name, address, and telephone number. If you do not request exclusion, then you will be bound by the final judgment entered in this Action.

What you choose to do is up to completely up to you. This also impacts me since I am a Sprint customer. I will probably file a claim. However, look into your options depending on your contract.

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