You know what Sprint has been doing lately? We heard Dan Hesse and his staff are jumping out of joy after the US Department of Justice announced its decision to file a lawsuit to block AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile, but meanwhile the carrier seems to be also doubling its upgrade fee from $18 to $36, coming into force September 9th, if this screenshot below proves true. The fee is assessed when an existing customer upgrades his or her phone to a new or refurbished handset.
Yup, that’s just before the Samsung Epic 4G Touch release in mid-September, so those upgrading to the Sprint-bound Galaxy S II variant would be among the first affected. Recently, the nation’s third-largest carrier was said to up its early termination fee from $200 to $350 on September 9th, the same date, and some speculated that this might signal the arrival of the iPhone on Sprint. There’s plenty of room for speculation, but currently it’s just about higher prices, so feel free to rant in the comments below.