Did anyone switch to the iPhone from Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bli625, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. bli625 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2009
    I was wondering if anyone switched to the iPhone from Verizon before their contract ended? I've been researching Verizon's contract termination terms but I haven't been able to get any solid information. I've seen some articles saying that there is no early termination fee.
  2. racers macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2009
  3. Lou142 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Switching to ATT

    I am switching over from verizon and I am paying an early termination fee. The amount you pay depends on how far along you are in satisfying your contract. I am paying $105, where as if I canceled at the beginning of my contract I would have had to pay $175 (this being the starting number from which Verizon subtracts $5 for each month you satisfy on your contract).

    The best suggestion I could give would be to call verizon and ask them how much you'd have to pay to terminate your contract - this is what I did. Obviously they are going to ask you the reason for the switch, and if you have researched other options within the Verizon domain.
  4. lindsayanng macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2008
    East Haven, CT
    You seriously couldnt find ONE THING on the internet that explained Verizons ETF? REALLY?? C'mon.. REAlly
  5. jtalbert macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2007
    Depending on the contract you have, you will have an early termination fee if your still contractually obligated to Verizon. We switched from Version to ATT. I did two years ago when my contract had ended and my wife 4 months ago when her contract was up. I think ETFs are pro-rated and if your close to the end of your contract your ETF will be less than the full fee. Your best bet is to call Verizon and see how much longer your under contract. If it is about a year, I would suggest maybe sticking with Verizon for the time being. During the WWDC keynote. Apple took a few jabs at AT&T. I think the honeymoon is over and there have been reports that Verizon is going to get a version of the iPhone. Its totally pathetic that AT&T has not enabled MMS on the iPhone. Its not like they dont have an MMS network in place, and they currently do not have MMS enabled phones.

    I am growing increasingly unhappy with AT&T and if next year Verizon does come out with an iPhone I would consider switching back. Each company wants to stick it to you for as munch money as they can, no company is at all different in my opinion. The big reason I switched from Verizon was the inability of me to freely transfer pictures from my phone that I took with my phone camera, and how they have every locked. That would be the big thing that would keep me from going back to Verizon. I dont think Apple would allow Verizon to have a iPhone if they forced you to pay per pic transfer like they have for many current phones.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why not call and ask them. We can give you explanations till we're blue in the face but until you hear it directly from verizon, it doesn't matter.
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I switched from Verizon to AT&T. I haven't seen any ETF yet because nothing will happen until I activate my new iPhone next Friday.

    I did find this on Verizon's website (this is from 2006):

    Too bad I've had Verizon since 2003. I guess I'll be paying $175 even though I'll be 16 months into my two-year contract.
  8. casmith07 macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2009
    I'm switching next Friday. I owe Verizon nothing to port my number, but my fiancee and I owe $145 to port her number since she came on the contract late from Sprint.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but VZW is $175 if you don't cancel within 30 days, and it decreases by $5 a month for each month thereafter until it's $0 or 24 months is up, whichever's first (usually 2 years).
  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    I switched last year when the 3G came out. I paid an ETF that was equal to $175 minus $5 for every month I was into my then-current two-year contract. If Verizon has modified your account lately (even if they are only charging you and extra $.01 per month), you can force them to waive the ETF (but it will be a major hassle).
  10. itsmefudge macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2009
    Middle of the Pacific
    Depending on how long you have on the contract with VZ, and if you are going to port your number or get a new one, I just told them to change my plan to the very cheapest one, $30/mo then got a new number with AT&T, paying the 90 bucks was better than 175...

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