just got out of t-mobile with no ETF and had my phone unlocked

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  1. huskerwr38 macrumors member

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    I just got out of my T-Mobile contract with no ETF and I said since I will be changing service providers can you unlock my blackberry phone, which I will be selling for a nice price to pay for my iphone 3G. The CSR was very nice and pretty much did everything I asked without much hassle. She had me on hold a few times, and gave me some very good options, but I WANT THE NEW IPHONE!

    Btw, can you use the GPS without a data plan?
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    The GPS uses cell tower information (hence the Assisted part) so while I assume it is completely possible, you're still going to rack up data charges.

    Are in the US? If you are, then good luck getting out the door without a data plan in tow.
     
  3. huskerwr38 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've heard of people walking out and then calling AT&T to cancel the data plan. Also one more question about wifi, can you use wifi for free in your own home?
     
  4. csupinski macrumors member

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    How did you manage to get out of your contract without an early termination fee? I just paid them $200 yesterday.

    I saw how by them raising the text messaging rates that I could have canceled early without penalty but that would have worked only if I did it by June 15th.
     
  5. huskerwr38 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have a text messaging plan, so I had text overages every month. She goes, since you've had texting overages, we will wave the ETF. Did you have a text messaging plan and overages? I've heard that if you had unlimited texting they won't waive the ETF.
     
  6. Cusipz macrumors newbie

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    That's exactly how I got out of my Tmo contract. If you paid for a txt message at the old rate within 90 days, you can get out of the contract with no fee.
     
  7. showtime macrumors 6502

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    It won't work if you have unlimited text but, like others have said, if you've been charged for a text message for going over, you can cancel your t-mobile contract without an ETF because of the change in your contract.
     
  8. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    What is the deal guys? I am lost :confused:

    I already have an old gen iphone which I have had for a year now but I would like to upgrade without having to have a data plan since I only use my phone on my wifi.

    What should I do?

    If I upgrade and then cancel, AT&T would cancel my line!

    I do not want the two year contract because I am moving out of the US in 18 months.


    Thanks for your hlep.
     
  9. showtime macrumors 6502

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    The no ETF for text is just for t-mobile customers. There doesn't seem to be a way to get out of an at&t contract at the moment.
     
  10. csupinski macrumors member

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    Here is my situation:

    1. I've already canceled my contract and paid the $200.
    2. I had the $9.99 1500 txt message plan.
    3. I never went over my messaging and therefore never was charged per txt.

    Does anyone know with this criteria if I could call them back and get my $200 back?
     
  11. MV ROB macrumors member

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    Last time I checked if you move out of a providers coverage you can cancel without any fees. I used to sell ATT and Tmobile and did this a few times. All you have to do is show proof of your move. I lived near a major military base and did this plenty of times for the service men and women going overseas
     
  12. huskerwr38 thread starter macrumors member

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    This will not qualify you since you never went over your txt messages and never chargd overages on txts. So it won't work.
     

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