A couple of weeks before the whole "Uncarrier" initiative launched I was in a T-Mobile store talking to one of the reps about how I was just waiting for them to launch the iPhone and that I would be switching from Verizon. He mentioned to me that sometimes the manager has been able to pay people's ETF's in order for them to switch. It was a corporate store, not an authorized retailer. I was wondering if anyone else had heard this or if the guy was just full of crap. I know I've heard of carriers doing this in the past. Is it a store-by-store kind of decision or something? I was going to dump Verizon at the end of the month right before my monthly bill ends (since you get stuck paying for the whole month regardless of when you cancel), but after that I'll only have two months left of my contract and I can't justify paying $260 (2 smartphone family plan) to get out just two months early. I've waited almost two years, what's two more months? I'd switch today if T-Mobile would pay my ETF though! Just wondering if anyone had any luck or heard any mention of it.