Quick question regarding ETF and moving away

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PUCCY, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. PUCCY macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. tzag macrumors member

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    Each line and yes they charge you even if you're moving permenantly
     
  3. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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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)
     
  4. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    Or you can just move to a different country and not pay ATT anymore ...
     
  5. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    Lol But then when h/she comes back (if this is the case) AT&T would hound them down!
     
  6. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. irich25 macrumors regular

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    just don't ask them to cancel and just to transfer your contract to w/e place your moving to?
     
  9. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    Learn how credit works.
     
  10. irich25 macrumors regular

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    according to wiki:
    "Credit history usually applies to only one country. "
     
  11. jyj macrumors member

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    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.
     
  12. PUCCY thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  13. arykmax macrumors regular

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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.
     
  14. PUCCY thread starter macrumors regular

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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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