Also in early December, a new bill introduced by Senators Klobuchar (D-MN), Webb (D-VA) and Begich (D-AK) would require wireless carriers to pro-rate early termination fees (“ETFs”). Most customers currently are subject to ETFs between $175 and $350, with the higher fees usually associated with heavily discounted smart-phones tied to two-year contracts. The bill would prohibit carriers from charging ETFs that are higher than the discount on the phone at the time it was purchased, and would also require greater disclosure of ETFs and contract duration.