End iPhone Plan...Keep iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kevink8125, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. kevink8125 macrumors member

    kevink8125

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    Long story short, bought the iPhone 3g for work related things, and paid for the two year plan, I now want to end the plan, paying the early termination fee is fine, and keep the phone...What can I do to ensure that I will not be charged for the phone from AT&T. Let me know if I am not making any sense. Thanks
     
  2. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    Good luck. You will have to end your iPhone contract and in this case you will be charged the ETF I believe.
     
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Just cancel your AT&T plan.

    You just need to make sure that you're not cancelling it under the 30-day return policy because then they'll waive the ETF and ask for the phone back.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    or charge you the full unsubsidized price of the iphone if you dont return it.
     
  5. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm? You mean the ETF fees and/or charging you the unsubsidized price?

    AT&T does that with every subsidized phone. It's actually a bit fairer then last time around when you were charged full price for the phone but had to pay the ETF to get out of contract.
     
  6. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    I'm glad zero posters in this thread actually read what the OP asked...



    (I'd respond, but I don't know the answer)
     
  7. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    DeaconGraves gave the correct answer. Cancel after 30 days, pay ETF.

    If you cancel before 30 days, then it is in the contract that there is no ETF but they would like their phone back. So as long as it's more than 30 days then you're just doing a regular service cancellation.
     
  8. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Oh, I thought there was still some debate as to whether ATT would ask for the phone back or not. My apologies.
     

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