Canceling contract...Will I pay ETF?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Valkrin, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Valkrin macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Next week I will be separating from the military and will be moving from Florida to an area in Tennessee where there will be absolutely no AT&T coverage within 20 miles from where I will be living. I thought about trying to get a 3G Microcell but decided not to. Will I have to pay an ETF if I cancel with AT&T? Thanks for any help!
  2. MrGadget28 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    Yes, you pay a minimum of $175 to cancel your contract.
  3. AlecMyrddyn macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Ask AT&T.

    If you are really moving to a place where there is no service, they might be lenient... But normally you pay $175 minus $5 per month of the contract for an ETF.
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    This is not entirely true. Take your AT&T phone with you and if your coverage is sub-par to nothing when you get there, call AT&T and try to work with them.

    When I moved to Wisconsin I called in and got the ETF waived because my service there was horrible. I've been with Cingular/AT&T since '03 so that may have had something to do with it but it's always worth a shot.
  5. Valkrin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    I thought this is more than likely what would happen. I know other people with other services have had there ETF's waived for similar situations. I didn't know if AT&T would be as helpful. Thanks.
  6. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Actually it will be a maximum of $175 depending on when you started your contract. Any contract started on May 28, 2008 or later will have a $5 decrease each month after the first 30 days of service.

    If you move to an area with no service, you can cancel, pay the ETF and if you send the required address change information to AT&T you can get the ETF refunded. AT&T will determine coverage at your new location, you don't just get to claim poor or no coverage.:(

    When you cancel make sure you get the correct address to send a copy of your new utility bill or other proof a relocation to an area with no AT&T coverage.

  7. Valkrin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009

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