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Quick question regarding ETF and moving away

PUCCY

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Feb 18, 2008
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Does AT&T charge an ETF for someone who is moving permanently out of the country? Do they charge an ETF for each line or just once?
 

tzag

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Jun 22, 2010
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Each line and yes they charge you even if you're moving permenantly
 
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StuddedLeather

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Apr 20, 2009
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Yes and Yes.

It's a contract you're breaking -per line- and they'll want their money.
If you don't pay it'll just go on your Credit (Which isn't a good thing)
 
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Gen

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Jul 15, 2008
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Or you can just move to a different country and not pay ATT anymore ...
 
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FrancoisC

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Jan 27, 2009
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Just call and ask them.

Here in Canada, I just have to prove that I'm moving to a place where I can't get service (from whatever company I have a contract with) and if I do I don't have to pay anything.
 
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StuddedLeather

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Apr 20, 2009
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Just call and ask them.

Here in Canada, I just have to prove that I'm moving to a place where I can't get service (from whatever company I have a contract with) and if I do I don't have to pay anything.

That's the case here too, but when you're the one canceling (not because of service) you'd have to pay. Telling a company "I'm moving out the country can I cancel for free". . . Isn't going to happen, ever.

If you know for a fact you're not coming back here. . . Like Gen said you could just stop paying them.
 
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irich25

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Jun 20, 2010
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That's the case here too, but when you're the one canceling (not because of service) you'd have to pay. Telling a company "I'm moving out the country can I cancel for free". . . Isn't going to happen, ever.

If you know for a fact you're not coming back here. . . Like Gen said you could just stop paying them.

just don't ask them to cancel and just to transfer your contract to w/e place your moving to?
 
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jyj

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Sep 11, 2009
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according to wiki:
"Credit history usually applies to only one country. "

I can agree with this. When I moved from Canada to the US, my Canadian credit history didn't mean squat. I had NO history and had to start from scratch. (though, my Canadian credit is great!)

Did they change the ETF rules when they increased it? When a family member of mine moved back to Canada and was on my family plan I called about getting the ETF waived and the AT&T CSR (I know...super reliable :rolleyes:) told me that if it were ME moving, as I'm the account holder, and I had proof of relocation then they could waive it. But since it wasn't me, they couldn't do it. This was after speaking with her manger because she wasn't sure. Ymmv and of course my CSR that day could have been spewing nonsense, but it never hurts to call and ask.
 
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PUCCY

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Feb 18, 2008
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Thanks guys. I am moving permanently I might come back to visit friends but not live here.

I don't care about my credit, they can fock it up the ying yang.
 
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arykmax

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Mar 2, 2008
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I think the person that said if you can prove you are going to somewhere with no coverage, whether it be in or out of the country, they will waive the ETF, is right. That being said, they tend to treat the iPhone differently so you won't know until you ask.
 
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PUCCY

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Feb 18, 2008
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Im planning on contacting them after I leave the country when I'm overseas.

can they charge my bank account? or will they just attempt to bill me?
 
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