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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by born4sky, Jan 11, 2011.
How to close AT&T account without termination fee?
Wait until your contract expires.
Dude really? Pay the fee and stop being a cheap ass!
Call and tell them ur sick and tired of their crappy service and overpriced fees and you want out. Simple...
That's a good start, but the OP will still be stuck with the ETF.
And they'll let you out, with an ETF.
There are 3 ways to get out of a contract with no ETF: Move to somewhere in the middle of nowhere where AT&T has no coverage (or out of the country), join the military and get deployed overseas, or die. Your choice.
im debating on whether or not to jump ship myself.
Imma try to hold out until summer or when verizon says they will be cutting their unlimited data.
Sell it on ebay. If your iphine is jailbrojen and unlocked, it could bring over 600 dollars! I sold my iphone 4 a few months ago. It was only jailbroken. I got 600.00 for it.
I think I like option to move: what kind of prove they would ask
1. Close your account. Pay the ETF.
2. Unlock your AT&T iPhone and sell it to defray ETF costs. It'll be worth more than your CDMA-only iPhone, anyway.
I have 4 lines... what is termination fee anyway?
I dunno...utility bill perhaps. Some sort of proof that you actually moved and aren't BSing them.
OP, please change your thread title. Here are some ideas:
How do I defraud AT&T?
I don't understand what a contract is, can I cancel?
I signed a contract I don't intend to honor, what should I do?
Depends on when your new contract started and what type of phones you have.
With 4 lines though, the short answer is: a lot.
I vote for the first choice.
The ETF is cheaper than keeping the service...!!
But figuring that out would require maths and maths is hard.
In all fairness, it's not defrauding if he legitimately gets out of it for one of the 3 reasons I listed. Frankly, I think dying is the easiest one to accomplish legitimately
Somehow, I doubt he is going to move. He is trying to skip out on his contract. Why else ask for what kind of "prove" would at&t require?
Well the middle of nowhere one AT&T could still legally charge you an ETF. I would not be surprised if they clamp down really hard on the ETF for a while. Big time on any of the iPhone customers.
The military there are other legally requirements that force them to let the people out of the contract.
Oh, I know. He's probably photoshopping a bill for Bumf*** Egypt Power And Gas right now
Nah, they'll let you out if you move to somewhere where their coverage map shows no coverage if you can prove it.
I did it
Your situation is sketchy at best when dealing with a multiple line account. It would probably be your safest bet to simply pay the ETF and then try and recoup some of your cash via jailbreaking devices and selling them on eBay as has been recommended. I was able to break out of AT&T without paying ETF by using the below method:
It was a lengthy process (1 month to 6 weeks) I would simply call AT&T when in poor coverage areas. I would request that my phone call be documented. I would then share with Customer Service Rep (CSR) that the phone reception was a major issue for where I predominately used the phone. Waited for inevitable disconnection. Repeat 3-5 times a week. By week 3 I was offered rebates on my bill, and shortly thereafter I was given the opportunity to walk away from the contract without paying the ETF. Remember to be polite at all times with a CSR. Don't raise your voice, simply explain your frustrations for paying X amount of dollars for a service that is unreliable at best. 9 times out of 10 if you're cordial with CSR then they'll be more apt to help you out. Especially when the CSR sees multiple notations on your account with the issue. Good Luck
Don't jump ship now. Hold out until the next revision of iPhone is out (late July or early June) then pay the ETF.
Man Up and pay the ETF fee.
Instead of trying to cheat, just do the right thing