ETF plus returning iPhone?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bepster, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. bepster macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    so I just moved back to Europe after 3 years in New York.
    I have to terminate my 1 year old 3G iPhone (1 year on the AT&T plan) so I went to the Apple Store to see what my options are.

    The guys there told me that I will have to pay the ETF and return the iPhone to a AT&T store. This sound ludicrous to me.
    I asked him several times if he was joking.

    Can somebody confirm that I can keep my iPhone?
     
  2. outphase macrumors 65816

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    You don't need to return the phone if you're paying the ETF. The Apple employee was misinformed.
     
  3. strike1555 macrumors 6502

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    Of course not - the employee you were talked to is an idiot. Just cancel on the phone or go to an AT&T store. The ETF comes on your final bill.
     
  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    The guy was misinformed, you only have to return the device if you cancel within 30 days of purchase.
     
  5. jason72780 macrumors regular

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    And they'll waive the ETF if you can prove that you moved to an area without AT&T service
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well does roaming count as no service?
     
  7. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Yes it does. If there was AT&T service, then you wouldn't be roaming.
     

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