ATT ETF Loophole?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 1981d, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. 1981d macrumors regular

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    I left ATT for Verizon a few weeks ago, and just realized something that didn't seem significant at the time. I had a 4s and pulled the trigger on an early upgrade on 9/20 for a new 5s. A few days later I ported out my numbers to Verizon and cancelled my ATT account. ( and returned the ATT 5s) By that time, they had recalculated my ETF from $140 with the 4s to $325 for the 5s. After I cancelled, I chatted with CS to get my $325 ETF removed because I had returned the phone within the 14 day time frame. The rep verified the return and then waived the $325 ETF. Now I'm looking at my final bill and they never reinstated the $140 ETF for the 4s. So, it looks like if you early upgrade, wait a few days, and then return the phone, you can essentially get out of an ATT contract after 1 year w/o paying an ETF. I guess it would be useful for people like me who are midway through an ATT contract and want to switch carriers.
     
  2. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure they don't bill you once more for the $140. They may do that on a second "final" bill.
     
  3. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    may or may not appear if they do an audit. Sometimes they will catch it.
     
  4. 1981d thread starter macrumors regular

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    no, I chatted with them and they verified that this is the final final bill.
     
  5. Loqui1286 macrumors newbie

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    Hopefully they don't realize their mistake and you get a friendly bill down the line.
     
  6. maximus96 macrumors 6502a

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  7. 1981d thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup. But I also have the final bill as well that reflects the waived fee.
     
  8. Fission macrumors regular

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  9. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    I'm telling on you for telling on him


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  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I can smell a second bill coming to you…

    Also, it would not be called a loophole, more like a rep doing things wrong in your favor IF they never charge you.
     

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