Anyone canceled AT&T after 30 days yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ubersalad, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone signed up and canceled service with AT&T after 30 days yet?

    I am curious on the fees they charge beyond the ETF, and if there's any demand from AT&T to return the phone.

    I already know about the pro-rated fee, ETF, taxes and so forth. I am more curious if there's anything else beyond expectation.
     
  2. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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  3. ubersalad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking for actual experience. Your answer is incorrect because the agreement says that AT&T will take off $5 for every month on the contract.
     
  4. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    The AT&T ETF is only $175?!

    Damn ... it's $20/month up to a maximum of $400 for Fido/Rogers.
     
  5. 3kids macrumors regular

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    If you know, why did you ask??
     
  6. ubersalad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ACTUAL experience, actual! I read the damn contract that's why I know it's $170.
     
  7. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    ok it's $170 and you keep your phone
     
  8. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    at&t will charge the prorated termination fee and a prorated charge for that month's service depending on when your billing cycle ended.

    I do not understand why this thread exists either, if you already knew :confused:
     
  9. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    if it's close to 30 days they'll still let you get out free of charge
     
  10. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I understand your question was meant to ask if there was any additional fees or demands beyond the normal ETF. However, it was ambiguous because you simply asked what fees they charge to cancel a contract beyond 30 days. Someone answering $175 (or $170) seems reasonable to me. I too would be interested if they try to nickel and dime people.
     
  11. ubersalad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    God...I am developing a headache.

    I am asking for someone to share actual experience from their statement...
     
  12. ubersalad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In my defense, I have offered some decent remarks...

    I'll tone it down.
     
  13. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I'm still floored by the $175 ETF!

    Man ... if I were to cancel today - I'd have to dish out $400 !
     
  14. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    For all the big talk when the iPhone 3G was released, it doesn't seem like too many people are canceling their contracts.
     
  15. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    like I said. $175 and i'm keeping my phone. if you still don't like the answer, try it yourself :D:D
     
  16. dave006 Contributor

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    I think you need to re-read the contract. It is $175 if you cancel before the first full monthly billing cycle. Your first billing is for a partial month, your next month and if you have not received that bill by the time you cancel you will need to pay the total amount of the bill. The last month's bill is not pro-rated for any unused days.

    Note: The pro-rated ETF does not start from day one. Here is the quote for the Contract Terms.

    For service activated on or after May 25, 2008 the Early Termination Fee will be reduced by $5.00 for each full month toward your minimum term that you complete.

    Source: http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/legal/plan-terms.jsp

    You will also pay any service fees and taxes. If you are thinking there are some additional hidden charges, there are none. The rumors about people having to pay the difference between the subsidized price and the "No Commitment" price are just Internet rumors.
     
  17. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    ok, let me elaborate more on my experience
    purchased the phone on july 11, cancelled my contract on august 12th.
    paid my monthly charges, about $95.
    received a bill for cancellation fees total of $185.90
    $175 ETF
    $3.90 one day prorated.
    I keep the phone

    hope that helps.
     
  18. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    so without at&t service, does the iphone function pretty much like an itouch?
     
  19. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I would guess like an iPod touch with a speaker, microphone, physical volume control, camera, and GPS.
     
  20. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    This makes an expensive iPod Touch. I'm guessing he will jailbreak the phone and use it on another carrier???
     
  21. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    yeah, jailbreak, unlock(as soon as it's possible) and then it will go on craigslist/eBay.
    That will pay for all fees
     
  22. lasteve macrumors member

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    ok I just cancelled mine, I was right at the 30 day mark so they said I was within buyers remorse period so no fee to cancel. I asked if I would have to pay any other fees or for the phone and they said no that was it. Should I worry, can they charge me afterwards cuz phone not returned?
     

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