Can I just throw AT&T's SIM Card away ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Marby, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Marby macrumors newbie

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    I'm living in the US but not sure until when. I bought an iPhone with 2 year contract. If i'm going to leave the US can i just throw AT&T's SIM card away or should i pay the early termination fee. Also, I'm not planning to use the SIM Card anymore when I leave or even if I came back. I'm afraid they are going to make me pay for all the month's i was not using the SIM Card. I prefer not to pay for the early termination fee. I mean will AT&T automatically cancel my account if i'm not using their service anymore??
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    They will continue you to bill you until you terminate the account. It does not matter if you use the phone or not.
     
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

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    IIRC, you signed a contract for 24 months. You're legally obligated to pay for AT&T's service for those 24 months, even if you dont use that SIM, unless you pay the early termination fee.
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 603

    OneMike

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    If you are moving out of the country and provide proof I would assume AT&T would let you out of contract if going somewhere they don't provide service?

    I remember a few years ago when I use to use Sprint I had a friend move to another state in the US and service was bad in his area. Showed proof of where he lived after complaining about service and they let him go. I would try to go legit
     

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