Att 2-year iPhone 5 and leaving the country.

elypcool

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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?
 

ZipZap

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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.
 
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elypcool

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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.
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.
 
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VandyChem2009

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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.
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.
 
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elypcool

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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.
Not a company, I just decided to get married and leave the states.
 
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elypcool

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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...
 
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alexander25

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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...
why the hell on earth would they waive the fee for you?
 
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nebo1ss

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8 year ATT costumer ...
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.
 
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