Originally Posted by ArgonNJ
At first I could see the logic of ETFs. The carrier subsidized the handset, so they wanted a few years of service out of you for their trouble. Then carriers began making you re-up your contract when you wanted to make a change on your calling plan, even though you may not have gotten a subsidized phone for a year or more ago. So now ETFs are nothing more then money makers for carriers without any real justification for their use. Good riddance.
That is carrier dependent. I can change my plan without contract extensions.