Terminating Cingular Service

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by zblaxberg, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. zblaxberg Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    So I have had a cingular family plan for at least a good 6 years now and it's becoming horrendous how bad the service is. We get network failures and dropped calls no matter where we go, the phones have been replaced, the sim cards have been replaced....We are just ready to terminate and switch over to verizon. So now the question becomes how do we get around this stupid $175 termination fee. We shouldn't have to pay it because our service has been horrible. Does anyone know of smart and legal ways out of this?
  2. MacNut Suspended


    Jan 4, 2002
    How long do you have left on the contract. not much you can do.
  3. zblaxberg thread starter Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    a year on a two year contract
  4. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Unfortunately, you're stuck. We tried when our service with suckgular went to crap, and no luck.
  5. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    This worked for one of my friends.

    1. Find a nearby location that shows no coverage on their coverage map.
    2. Go in to the store and say that you're moving there. Ask if you'll have coverage.
    3. They'll say no, ask what your options are.
    4. Cancel.

    You can probably google to find other options.
  6. zblaxberg thread starter Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    so here is what we came up with. we are gonna go to verizon and try and convince them to give us discounts and what not because we want to switch, maybe even try to get a month or so for free and then we will go back to cingular and see if there is any way they would get rid of the termination fee and if not we will pay it but we will still have free stuff from verizon for switching :)
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
  8. Xanis macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    You're pretty much out of luck. Having crappy service unfortunately doesn't provide you with an excuse to get out of the contract. You're stuck with AT&T until the end of your contract.
  9. jaydub macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
  10. ejb190 macrumors 65816


    My wife and I were both on Cingular before we got married. We could be standing side by side and her Sony would have 5 bars and my Motorola L6 would be on roam. The long and the short of it, Cingular dropped me for being on roam too much. (No service charge, but it was a pain to get my phone unlocked.)

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