AT&T to increase cellphone early termination fees to $325

If you get a smartphone from AT&T after June 1, canceling your contract early will cost you up to $325. This is almost double the current $175 maximum. It's easy to complain, but more sensible to remind you that when you buy a cellphone from a carrier, you're agreeing to a loan-like financial arrangement that will last for 2 years -- and that you'll be treated, from the day you sign, like a debtor rather than a customer.