Carrier Wireless 3rd Party Retailers Adding Contract Stipulations?

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  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    I just got off of the horn with a Verizon rep who of course tried to sell me on buying an iPhone from her right then. I politely declined and informed her that I would be stopping by Walmart later to get the phone, as they have stock.

    She then copy+pasted (obviously) this line about being weary of upgrading with 3rd party vendors b/c they can add stipulations and red tape to VZW contracts? Has anyone ever heard of this or experienced this? Or is it just VZW B.S.?

    Thanks
     
  2. alent1234 macrumors 603

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  3. 617aircav Suspended

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    They usually do this when their prices are more discounted than the carriers.
     
  4. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    ...so pretty much sounds like Verizon BS then.
     
  5. themyst macrumors 6502

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    verizon rep wasn't bsing you. The third party resellers get charged back from the carrier up to 6 months if the consumer cancels early (or downgrade your plan in the old days), so they do indeed charge their own ETF on top of Verizon's.
     
  6. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    I guess not BS'ing, but since I never leave early, it doesn't really affect me either.
     

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