How can I avoid the early termination fee?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Marby, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Marby macrumors newbie

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    If I buy an iPhone 3GS 32GB with a 2 year contract for $299. Can I cancel AT&Ts service within 30 days from activation without returning the phone or paying the early termination fee or any other fee.
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    lol wtf?

    this is heading towards a place and it rhymes with wasteland.
     
  3. Jon619 macrumors newbie

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    yeah i guess i just got lazy with my answer, lol
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    not you, the OP. If this were possible At&T would be out of iPhones so fast it would make Steve's head spin.
     
  5. Que macrumors 6502

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    i hope you can. i might go down to the porsche dealer and see if they'll give me a brand new car then cancel the agreement within 30 days and keep the car without paying them anything.

    genius idea:rolleyes:
     
  6. Jon619 macrumors newbie

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    yeah its basically like getting a $400 discount with absolutely no obligation to ATT. Last I checked ATT didn't write $400 checks to people without getting their signitures in blood and taking their firstborn.
     
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    You can always cancel after 30 days and not pay anything and then get your credit ruined.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think you're credit will get ruined if you cancel after 30 days but you'll be on the hook for a heavy ETF
     
  9. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Which is why I said "if he doesn't pay anything" meaning don't pay the bill at all. That will mess up his credit.
     
  10. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502

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    ROTFL! That made my day!

    I wonder how old the OP is. Why do people think they are so entitled?
     
  11. Stunod7 macrumors member

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    Wow. I know if you can prove to phone companies that you are in the service and are being deployed they will let you out of contracts but I don't think they'd let you keep free/subsidized hardware.
     
  12. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Thats pretty simple. You can avoid it by paying the ETF :rolleyes:
     
  13. samcraig macrumors P6

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    You can do whatever you want and pay as much or as little you want. You'll just have to deal with the reprecussions with whatever you decide :)
     

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