Are alot of you guys out there going to break contracts with current provider.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JSmoove05, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    Me Personally I have Tmobile and my 2 year contract doesnt run out until Oct 2008. Seems like a long time away the cost to break the contract is 200.00 dollars. This is because I purchased a Tmobile Dash in Oct 2006 and recently I sold it for 250 and right now I have a crappy phone. So my dilemma is to upgrade to another phone with Tmobile or break the contract for 200.00 and go with At&T and the Iphone. The current plan I have with Tmobile is 1500 anytime free nights and weekends free long distance with no data for 49.99 + tax. So my question is are alot of your breaking your contracts with your current providers for the Iphone or are you waiting it out. Its a pretty hefty termantion fee. But Tmobile has nothing like the Iphone maybe the TMobile Wing which is touchscreen but I assume its nothing like the Iphone. Im just trying to get an idea of whats the best thing to do for me thanks in advance.
     
  2. retrospects macrumors regular

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    heck yeah me and my gf are both breaking our sprint contracts to get a family plan with at&t
     
  3. kalamus macrumors member

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    Yep. As soon as I get my iPhone im xfering my number and that will cancel my contract with Sprint and they will charge me the $150 cancellation fee. Sprint can go jump off a bridge. My contract ends in Jan 08 but its cheaper to just cancel now because they wont let you change to an emergency plan without extending your contract.
     
  4. retrospects macrumors regular

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    sprint can jump off a bridge into the path of a bread truck.
     
  5. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

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    I will likely just switch from my Verizon contract and pawn my VX9900 on ebay to subsidize the $175 cancellation fee.
     
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    im canceling my verizon plan for 130 (they prorate it) as soon as possible!:)

    ps: as soon as i said to the customer service rep the word "iphone" she went on a rant about how she has att service and she hates it and verizon is coming out with iphone rivals blah blah blah.
     
  8. TonyBaloney macrumors regular

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    yea with mayo and turkey and some doritos and some sprite. mmm...

    yea but seriously my contract ends like the first or second of september so I'll wait and let Apple fix the software kinks with updates first...
     
  9. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    My T-Mobile contract ended June 3rd! I bought a new phone last year (june 3rd) but opted to pay a little more over going with a 2-year contract. worked in my favor!
     
  10. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    I'm planning to not long after the release, not going to go get one on release day. Sprint keeps trying to tell me I've got a contract until November of next year because they gave me some free thing, even though I didn't change plans or get a new phone, but I'll be damned if they're gonna get away with that unless they can show me a signed contract with my name on it. Damn idiots in "customer service."
     
  11. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    Yup I will be switching from Sprint to get the iPhone. Its funny Im catching ALOT of flak from people I know because I just got the Treo 700wx in March and I had to break contract with Verizon to get it and now Im breakin a contract again. What can I say, I love cell phones and really there hasnt been a phone that can do what I want until the iPhone comes out. Atleast I know I will be selling the 700wx on ebay and it will pull $250-$300 easy so Im not coming out of pocket for the cancellation fee.
     
  12. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    I am with Tmobile and I am going to call and tell them Im moving to my family home in which no cell provider currently provides coverage. If that doesnt work then I will pay the termination fee.
     
  13. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    I'm breaking Sprint. Had them for 7 years, am on an outstanding and cheap retention plan (tried to leave several times before) but the new Mogul WM6 PPC-6800 is driving me bonkers. It's sluggish and irritating. Worth returning it and paying $200 for me.

    I just hope the calendar on the iPhone is adequate for a busy schedule. The lack of a to-do list is really puzzling. :(
     
  14. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    Wow you dont like the new Mogul? A few weeks ago when it came out I was thinking of getting one over the iPhone. I chose to go with the iPhone :apple:
     
  15. JEEPER macrumors newbie

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    well im planning on moving to CANADA.....hahahahaha get out of sprints 200.00 fine...been with them for almost ten years...im done with them...the only thing is if i port my number do you think they will find out ...if i cancel before porting ill lose my number right?
     
  16. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    By porting your number it is supposed to auto cancel your service. Or at least that is what I am told. I too am in the process of leaving Sprint. It got my BAN yesterday (no deposit 4 me!!!). I think I will ge tthe Family Plan with free no camera phones. Then buy the iPhones some time towards the end of July or maybe even August (400 for 2 line ETF FTW!!!).
     
  17. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    I have one, and I'm totally happy with it. it reads SDHC so I've got a 4GB card in there, opera mini working swimmingly, and telenav works too.

    The first day I had it it was really slow but I guess they do some OTA update right after you activate the phone and that's what caused the problem. it zips along now. Great phone, considering I got it for $109. Even with an 8GB sdhc I'll be coming out way ahead of the iPhone price and the service is only costing me $50/mo.
     
  18. TheScappian macrumors regular

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    Hey JoJoCal . . . Have you checked into selling used Sprint phones? I have sold my unlocked Treo that I used on T-Mobile before, but I just removed the SIM card. I wasn't sure how to sell my Treo from Sprint since their is no SIM to remove.
     
  19. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I called t-mobile last week and bitched to them about an ongoing service problem I've had. They won't let me out of my contract but gave me a $100 credit on my bill. However my family plan is $100 a month plus t-zones and other charges - about $125 on average. Getting the $100 off and with how pricey my family plan is, it is cheaper for me to pay the $200 then to wait till March 08 to get out. My only issue is waiting for new Macs to comes out, hopefully mid to late July and to hear the response on the iPhone from consumers, i.e. forum members, as well as seeing and touching a display model in an Apple store.
     
  20. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    Yea Im somewhat familiar with the process. Since mine doesnt have a sim card I need to call Sprint and have them release the serial or whatever that number is called. I then will do a hard reset which will wipe out the treo and return it to factory. Theres several people who sell the used Treos on ebay and the 700wx goes for about $300.
     
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  22. rSm00th macrumors member

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    You sure about VZW prorating? I called the other day and the rep told me it was $175 to cancel -- didn't matter that my contract is up in Oct.
     
  23. slffl macrumors 65816

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    One option is to use a service like cellswapper.com . That will only cost you like $15 instead of $175+ to get out of your contract
     
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    Bread? Why Bread? Just Curious.
     
  25. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    If you signed a contract after march '06 then the termination fee is prorated on Verizon.
     

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