When I saw news that Verizon was making some moves to ease up on their early termination fees, I was indeed glad to see some movement. Make sure you look at the fine print closely though. While Verizon will pro-rate the termination fee so that you are only paying proportionally to the time you have left on your contract, the deal is for new users, or current subscribers who sign a new contract.
I’d love to see one of these companys really go for the jugular and agree to buy out contracts for customers who switch. Then you’d see some real movement and choice in the market place.