Get out of your t-mobile contract without paying $200

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brokensambot, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. brokensambot macrumors newbie

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    So I switched to Cingular recently, from t-mobile. I avoided paying the early termination fee because I proved to t-mobile that I have moved to an area without t-mobile coverage, which is basicly everything thats not inside a city. Anyways the deal is you fax them a bit of mail that comes to you at your new address. I really did move outside there coverage area but for others very unhappy with there service looking to get out you could have a bill of yours sent to maybe your wacky aunts house who lives in the country and fax it to t-mobile, thus waving your ETF.

    For the record I was very happy with t-mobile and it's a shame I had to switch, there customer service was top notch. A far cry from the fools I speak with at cingular.
     
  2. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I have T-Mobile and it's great. The customer service is very good and responsive. The iPhone is out of my price range and I don't need a smart phone. I'll probably get the Rizr.

    I was walking past a Cingular booth yesterday and I heard the word iPhone. I stopped and pretended to check out a phone next to the two guys talking. According to the Cingular worker, the iPhone:

    - Had over 10 patents.
    - When "wasn't there some law suit?" was asked by the customer, the worker - said "uh. i'm not sure. maybe it was with LG?"
    - Multi-touch did not come up in the discussion.
     
  3. nutmac macrumors 68030

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    Since this is an iPhone forum, why didn't you wait for iPhone to come out first? Cingular may not offer iPhone to existing (especially recent) Cingular customers without charging higher price.
     
  4. brokensambot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Like I said I really did have no service in the location I moved to so I couldn't wait. But regardless I will be in line at the apple store on day one :D .
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Old news really but at least you got service.
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Sucks you had to leave, I love T-Mobile.


    If Cingular was the only carrier in my area, I'd either move, or go without a cell phone.....
     
  7. jasko macrumors 6502

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    I have a Sidekick III and I love it.

    Anyone have this phone? If you do, after you updated to 10.4.9, does your Mac recognize the USB from phone to cpu?
     
  8. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    I like t-mobile and be using them since I was 16 with their prepaid plan and now a family plan. I would get an iPhone but my SDA does what I need it to do, be a good bluetooth modem.
     
  9. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    I left sprint to go to T-Mobile. No dropped calls, better pricing, NO ROAMING, more features, awesome phones and I love the support. I have no plans on leaving. The iPhone is too expensive, too many features/apps I'd never use and I have no desire to leave T-Mobile.
     
  10. zombitronic macrumors 65816

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    It's a shock to me that so many people are happy with T-Mobile. I've had nothing but bad service and mass-produced, can't think beyond the script in front of them, customer service. After asking what they could do for us when we started getting 0 to 1 bar in our own house, had a CS guy yell at my girlfriend and tell her maybe she should pay up and quit. I haven't renewed my contract in over a year just because I was hoping for the iPhone to come out and save me. I think I'll try the address trick to help my girlfriend get free.

    On another note, does anyone know if you can keep your number when you transfer services, and if so, how?
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I can pretty much say the same for Cingular. They were useless.


    I have not had a single problem with T-Mobile. I plan to be with them for a long time.
     
  12. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    T-Mobile is increasing the price of it's SMS Text messageing from 10 cents to 15 cents. This represents a change of contract and I believe if the folks over at Howard Forums are right....this is your legit ticket out.

    http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1125543
     
  13. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I don't like T-Mobile very much at all for their coverage. They get absolutely deplorable coverage in my house and the whole block around my house. I have to press against the window in the far end of the house to even get one bar. I'll get an iPhone once it's unlocked to work with T-Mobile since I'm stuck with them for another year and a half.
     
  14. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Read my post right above yours. if I were you, I'd use that loophole to drop T-Mobile and get your number ported over to Cingular with a shiny new phone...then you'll be all set when the iPhone comes out.
     
  15. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I'm on my parent's contract and they get a really good deal, so without me paying for my own contract I can't switch to cingular :(.
     
  16. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    THat's the price of being dependent I guess...
     
  17. zombitronic macrumors 65816

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    I hear ya...but not through my phone.
     

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