With a ton of cool new phones coming out soon, savvy users are keeping an eye on which carriers will be stocking them. Fans of the Nokia Lumia 920 rejoiced when AT&T confirmed that they would indeed be carrying Nokia’s comeback device and that they might also be getting the exclusive rights to the device’s cyan-colored version. But heads up, if you’re thinking up of signing up with them to try out the Nokia Lumia 920, or any other smartphone for that matter, you may want to know that they’re shortening the no-commitment return window starting this month.
Reports have come in that the carrier will now be implementing a much shorter return window on phone purchases. The previous 30 day window will now be cut down to just 14 days. What this means is that you’ll now just have 2 weeks to test out the phone and decide whether you want to keep it and the contract tied with it. After the 14 days lapse, you’ll now be liable for “the full burden of your contract,” as our friends at Android Central called in their report, including an Early termination Fee (ETF) if you decide not to keep your new Nokia Lumia 920 or other device during the specified time frame in the contract.
The new policy will be in effect today, October 7. The policy, however, may exempt some AT&T business customers so be sure to check with them before making a decision.
Will this new policy affect your decision to get a Nokia Lumia 920 with AT&T? Do longer return windows influence your choice of carrier? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
[via Android Central]