Does Supreme Court ruling let you break your iPhone contract without penalty?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chriskzoo, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2005
    Here is the case:,0,1239412.story

    Essentially what it says is that companies can put into contracts that all disputes must be settled through binding arbitration and not a class action suit.

    This language now appears in the AT&T Customer Agreement (search for "dispute resolution" or "arbitration"):

    I know from the past that "material changes" to the Customer Agreement allow you to get out without paying the termination fee and I would certainly classify this as "matieral."

    Can anyone offer any further insight?
  2. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
    It's still a contract that you signed. It's binding, if you want out early, just pay the ETF which begins at $350. The details are all there for you to read. Any other advice is bogus.
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    While it is a change, it does not materially affect your service (not a change in minutes, rates, accesibility, etc.). You are still bound by the ETF.

    Nice try, buddy, but no cigar.
  4. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    No. That language was already in the contract you signed. All the Supreme Court did was say that such language was enforceable.

    So there hasn't been a material change.

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