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Is there any way to get out of ATT contract?
I'm bummed out and I'm stuck.
I got the iPhone 4 the day it came out last year (6/24). This year, ATT is not offering us iPhone 4 people an early discount price. Even if they did, I'd get locked into another 2 year contract, a vicious cycle that has kept me with ATT for 4 years now.
I'm looking to get out, and was all ready to jump ship to Sprint until they yanked their $125 switch-over credit on 10/1 (just in time for iPhone 4S release, yay.) Now, I'll be paying a ~$185 ETF to get off ATT (times 2 because we have a family plan) and break my contract.
Is there any way for me to get to the Shangrila that is Sprint w/o paying an exorbitant ATT ETF? And also, are the contracts with Sprint also 2 year contracts?
- 10-06-2011, 02:03 PM #2
- 10-06-2011, 02:04 PM #3iPhone Newbie
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I don't know if the contracts in the US are the same as in Canada, but I know a lot of folks who just sell off their contracts to other people who just moved to the province/country and want a local number. Ask AT&T about whether it's possible to transfer ownership of the remainder of your contract to someone else. If it is possible, start posting on craigslist, kijiji, wherever until you find a willing buyer. Tada!
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I'm pretty sure the way At&t's early termination fee is based on how much longer you have on the contract.
Meaning it goes down every month that you are closer to the contract ending.
I will be paying the early termination fee seeing as how i only have a few months left on contract.
I will let you know how much its cost is if you haven't already found another way to get your iPhone.
Also if end up sticking around and you're on a family plan, you could just add a new line to the contract for 10 (i think) dollars a month.
You could cancel everything on your old line (except for the line itself) and make the new line the 4S
Last edited by Bias X; 10-06-2011 at 03:34 PM.
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I'm a little surprised you're not eligible...I got my iP4 the day AT&T started selling them and I've been eligible for a little while now, and we've got a two-phone family plan. If your other family plan phone is not an iPhone or other smartphone, that might play into it since your bill isn't as high (one of the factors that play into upgrade dates).
- 10-07-2011, 12:36 AM #20