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T-Mobile: We'll Pay 'Evil' Family Fees

T-Mobile promises to pick up early termination fees, offers trade-in cash to get families to switch from its US carrier rivals.

T-Mobile USA's latest bid to tempt customers from its rivals is to pay the early termination fees on family plans and offer trade-in cash for eligible devices.

CEO John Legere, who wasted no time at CES 2014 in describing the way family plans are currently operated in the industry as "evil," said T-Mobile will offer families up to $350 to cover early termination fees on up to five lines from another carrier and up to $300 trade-in value on working devices.

(Note: A friend used an estimate tool to see the trade-in value for a couple of older Android devices on Verizon and found they were worth only a few dollars, so consumers should check out such details first.)

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