ETF Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by addictedtocode, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. addictedtocode macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Hi, all - never posted here before.

    I ordered an ATT iPhone 5 that's going to deliver tomorrow that I don't intend to ever use on the ATT network.

    I actually got it to try to work on unlocking/jailbreaking.

    I thought I was being really clever by buying it subsidized and then paying the ETF and still saving $100 of the no-contract option but will I be forced to pay the first month's service if I elect to cancel day one and still keep the phone?

    I have no idea and I'd appreciate if anyone knows.
  2. SoloStyle macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    If you cancel before 30 days, you'll be required to return the phone or be charged the full unsubsidized price. I believe you have to keep it past 30 days, cancel, and pay the ETF along with any outstanding monthly charges. So yeah, basically one month.
  3. addictedtocode thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Ok, sounds like they've covered their bases.

    Can someone confirm this? It would be smart of them to do it (I should really read the damn contracts I sign as well).
  4. mentalcase macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    This is usually the way things work. Keep in mind your activation fee still applies.
  5. addictedtocode thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Yeah I figured I'd have to eat that either way.

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