Att 2-year iPhone 5 and leaving the country.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elypcool, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. elypcool macrumors member

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    So... I pre-ordered a 32GB Iphone 5 with a 2 year ATT contract, now I'm moving to a another country. What are my options? unlock_fusion?
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Cancel your contract, pay the ETF and AT&T will unlock your iP5. Enjoy....
     
  3. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    If you can prove you are leaving the country to a place where AT&T has no service, they will not charge you the ETF. So call them and explain the situation.
     
  4. elypcool thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm calling right now to explain my situation but I don't think they're waiving the ETF that easily, I do have a family plan with 4 other phones so I might have to tell them that if I pay the ETF I'm closing the account.
     
  5. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    So you bought the iPhone 5 and in less than a month found out you have to move out of the country. Your company is either really bad at giving notice or you are making this up.
     
  6. elypcool thread starter macrumors member

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    Not a company, I just decided to get married and leave the states.
     
  7. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    Well if you are within your 14 day window you can just return the phone and close the account.
     
  8. elypcool thread starter macrumors member

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    I just got of the phone with ATT and they did not waive the ETF, they gave me the option to transfer the account to someone else or to return the iPhone...
     
  9. alexander25 macrumors regular

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    why the hell on earth would they waive the fee for you?
     
  10. elypcool thread starter macrumors member

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    8 year ATT costumer ...
     
  11. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    and they provided a service for those 8 yrs... you should get a discount on a iPhone for ***** and giggles?
     
  12. acatch90 macrumors newbie

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    Can you return the iPhone and just get a iPhone in your new country?
     
  13. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    You got an $800 phone for $299. The reason you got that deal is that they would recover the rest of money from you over the two year contract. In fact you got a loan and need to repay it. Take the phone back and be happy you have that option.
     
  14. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually it is a pretty well known fact that if you move somewhere that has documented terrible att service they will waive the ETF. Documenting the terrible service is the trick.
     
  15. alexander25 macrumors regular

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    okay but you just got a phone.

    yes, but he JUST did a HUP. this would raise red flags everywhere.

    common sense people, common sense.
     
  16. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck and safe travels to you.
     

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