At&t Etf $325

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  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 4 ETF with AT&T is $325. but regular (non smartphone like motorola razor) ETF is still around $175 as listed on at&T site.

    i activate my service on iPhone 4, if i swap my sim card to a non smart phone(which i bought unlocked on ebay) would my ETF be changed from $325 to $175???
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, your ETF will stay at $325 according to the phone you purchased with your subsidy and your contract agreement.
     
  3. maturola macrumors 68040

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    You contract start the moment you activated your phone, If you activated with the new iPhone 4 you agreed and you are under contract for the new ETF. If you swap you SIM to another phone later the system will not change your contract.
     
  4. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    That's weird. My ETF is still 175. I asked the other day when they screwed up my bill.. AGAIN
     
  5. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Is this another "How do I cheat the system and get out of a contract I signed for less" question?
     
  6. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    That won't change until after the 1st month of the new contract. Technically if you cancel your contract now you only have to pay the old ETF since you're still within your 30 day return policy with the iPhone 4. But if you cancel your contract, you'll also have to return the iPhone.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I believe older accounts were grandfathered into the old ETF.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Of course it is.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Current contracts (pre June 2010) have the same 175 ETF, new iPhone buyers or upgraders get to enjoy the new and improved 325 ETF
     
  10. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I don't see what the big deal about high ETFs are unless you're trying to cheat the system / break a contract.

    If you have a legitimate reason for terminating service (i.e. moving out of the country, etc) then ATT (and other companies) have always respected that and not charged an ETF.

    If you are just looking to get out and make some random excuse or whatnot - of course you're going to get slapped with a fee.
     
  11. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think ETFs are grandfathered. All smartphone contracts signed after June 1st (i.e. iPhone 4 contracts) have the new ETF.
     
  12. profets macrumors 68040

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    You guys should be happy. In Canada on Rogers we have cancellation fees of $400 for voice and $100 for data (maybe $200 now?), along with Bell & Telus up to $700+ ($20/month with no max and more for data).
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    You dont grandfather in ETF fees.
    When you sign a new contract past June 1st for an iphone 4 they all include the new higher ETF.
     
  14. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    lol actually its not ! i am not planing to cancel AT&T service but i am not using iPhone 4 on one of my family shere any more and was just wondering if my ETF changed some how due to device change
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My apologies.
     
  16. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    do you need to pay the first month plus the ETF or pay the ETF before 30days and they waived the first bill?
     
  17. maturola macrumors 68040

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    ETF apply "AFTER" 30 days from the day your contract started, if you cancel before the 30 Days no ETF is charge, you only pay for your usage, if you cancel 3 days after you contract start, you don't pay any fee.
     
  18. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    clear enough, thanks!
     
  19. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    That's true only if you were using an earlier iPhone model with an unlimited plan.
     
  20. boshii macrumors 68040

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    if you signed a contract after june 1, your etf is $325.

    it doesn't matter what phone you had before.
     
  21. badpinoy macrumors regular

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    you wouldn't be able to swap the sim card. the sim card the ip4 uses is a mini sim. which is smaller than the one in your 3g or other GSM phones. most gsm don't utilize the mini sim.
     
  22. Mr Bigs macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at Verizon's ETF !!!! $500 for smartphones
     
  23. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    When are people going to stop saying this. Of course you can use a micro sim in a standard device. the only difference is size which can be easily overcome. you cant just take it out and put it in and go, BUt there are a number of sim adapters that can be bought and there is also a DIY way(check out iFixIT.com) It can be done people. A little ingenuity is all it takes.


    To the guy above, Where do you get $500 on Verizon. They are $325 like att. In fact Verizon was the first and ATT followed suit. link below.
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/15/dont-shop-drunk-verizons-350-etf-is-now-live/
     
  24. Briview macrumors regular

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    What?! I don't know... they may confiscate the device. So if you were to go and buy a new iPhone 4 right now, then immediately come home and cancel the contract, what would happen?

    It'd be $199, with no fees/charges? I'd doubt this. An ETF is either charged or you must return the phone.
     
  25. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That could be but my ETF will be $175, perhaps I just got lucky.
     

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