AT&T changes ETF policy

AT&T seems to be following Verizon Wireless' lead: Beginning in November, the carrier said it will reduce the early termination fees for customers who exit their phone contracts before those contracts run out. Just like Verizon Wireless subscribers, AT&T subs will pay an ETF that is based upon the amount of time that has passed since the contract went into effect. Also, existing subscribers who change their plans will not have to extend their agreement or sign up for a new one.

AT&T is also offering a new rate for mobile phone calls to Mexico landlines: 5 cents a minute for customers who sign up for AT&T World Connect Mexico between October 15 and January 15, 2008. Wireless to wireless calls to Mexico will cost 21 cents per minute.

For more on AT&T's new calling plan:
- read this release about calling Mexico