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

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    Here is the case:

    http://www.latimes.com/business/sc-dc-0428-court-class-action-web-20110427,0,1239412.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"):

    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-ph...msName=Wireless+Customer+Agreement&print=true

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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