So let's say I stop paying on my verizon account

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  1. Konner, Dec 31, 2013
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    Konner macrumors member

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    And if I were to stop paying verizon and use the iphone 5c on my parents AT&T account. Would Verizon void the ESN AND IMEI and make the phone literally useless, or would it still work via gsm? (I don't have the money to keep paying my verizon account, they charge way too much and aren't very cooperative with helping me, its gonna kill my credit but oh well. life goes on)

    EDIT: Forget it no ones going to answer if the device works or not. I'm disabled and can't work and I live in a low income family because of it. Verizon is a greedy scumbag company that has unreasonable pricing. So. Thanks for not answering if the PHONE will work, I could really care less what happens to me.
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    are you kidding me? what are you 14? this is the dumbest, most immature and pointless thing someone can post.

    if you stop paying your bill, they will blacklist your ESN and the phone wont be able to be used on Verizon until the account is paid. your account will go to collections, effecting your credit and probably accrue interest or late fees. you will be harassed by collections people non stop and the next time you need any kind of line of credit (loan, car, phone, school etc) you will be denied or have to pay a hefty deposit. you cant outrun outstanding debts like this and it will effect future decisions and will continue to bite you in the ass down the line.

    man up, borrow the money from your parents and pay the termination fee. then use the phone on at&t under your parents account. i hope this thread gets locked.

    edit: oh and get a job
     
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    You need to man up, cancel your account and pay the ETF. It is not about not wanting to spend the money it is about respecting yourself! Unless your credit is already crap, it will ruin your credit for at least 7 years. Is this typical of how people your age handle their life?

    Rearrange your priorities and pay your bills:rolleyes:
     
  4. Septembersrain Contributor

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    For one, I didn't think a CDMA phone could be unlocked to work with a GSM carrier? Even if the phone does have the proper bands, if it's not an international version, they wouldn't be able to use it for both. Isn't that some sort of domestic law?

    For two, just cancel your account. Arrange payments for the ETF and any other fees accrued. You'll be affected by horribly bad credit and debt hounds for many years. It can last longer than 7 years because each time they "Sell" your debt, it renews that 7 year period. Do you really want to be indebted forever over a darn cellphone contact?
     
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    No offense but those are the questions you should have asked yourself before signing a contract agreeing to the terms.

    It will be a black mark on your contract, you'll likely burn your bridge with VZW so they'll be less inclined to have you as a customer in the future and as they mentioned they'll blacklist your ESN / IMEI
     
  6. MsRandall macrumors 6502a

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    The verizon version of the 5c/5s have the correct bands to work with USA and international GSM providers and is unlocked

    OP just pay the EFT and move on the non paying option will catch you in the end
     
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    Ah, I see. Thanks for the clarification!
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    So if there's no LTE available on a VZW phone on a ATT network then they would have no cell access correct?
     
  9. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    Not worth it

    I don't care how old you are, this is a horrible decision. Life goes on? What do you aspire to be in the future? Unemployeed?

    If you have a 5c that means your account is still in early stages (1 to 4 months), just wait until you are on your third or fourth week of a billing cycle and port your number to AT&T, this will automatically terminate your Verizon account, and you will receive a final bill with ETF fee.

    Even if you have to put it on a credit card and pay interest rates, pay the fee, cause if you don't it will severly hurt your credit for the next few years. Think about it, you will pay more for your next phone, pay more for a car, even a mortgage.
     
  10. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    huh? the verizon iPhone 5s and 5c have both at&t and verizons LTE bands built in and will fully work on at&t.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    correct as LTE, but what about when there is no LTE, and the phone tries to go to 3G. For ATT that would be GSM but VZW phones are CDMA so to me that would mean no signal for a VZW phone on a ATT network - see what I'm saying
     
  12. KillaMac Suspended

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    Plus if you have bad credit, it will be hard for you to find a job then. Most jobs of today check your credit.

     
  13. Konner thread starter macrumors member

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  14. goaliemn macrumors newbie

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    your phone would work on ATT. It just wouldn't be useable on Verizon until the bill/ETF/Penalties were paid.
     
  15. Konner thread starter macrumors member

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    That's all I needed to know. Question answered, thread needs to be closed.
     
  16. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If you were you, after butchering your original post like you just did, I'd click the Report Post button and ask the mods to move this thread to the Wasteland, as it's now pointless for anyone else that comes along and reads it.
     
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