I hate att
I am currently with ATT with an iPhone 4 and the grandfathered unlimited data plan. I am jailbroken and will JB the 4S. ATT service is crappy in S Florida and when I travel it generally sucks. I would like to switch to Sprint because of their unlimited data plan and cheaper price tag.
So I call ATT and they want $175 ETF or I am eligible in a few months for a 4S upgrade. Well needless to say I want one launch day. To get one on ATT they want $399/16gb as of now from me. So it's cheaper to pay the ETF and resign with Sprint or ATT.
I was also thinking that if I could get them to waive the ETF fee by changing my service somehow. any ideas?
- 10-06-2011, 07:22 PM #2
It works well in Downtown Miami area, I live in Aventura the northeast corner of the county and work in Miami Lakes (northwest corner), both ATT dead spots.
What I hate is they won't allow a loyal customer to upgrade at launch, so they should release me. So yes, they are holding me, but I feel like a hostage.
- 10-06-2011, 07:32 PM #4
Pro athletes can renegotiate their contracts almost at will, why not AT&T customers?
I've been to Florida (Ft Lauderdale area and Tampa/St Pete) over the past several years and never had any issues with my AT&T service either.
I seriously doubt Sprint will help with AT&T's ETF. So the OP is looking at $175 ETF plus $199 for the phone - that's $374 to get it on Sprint. If his service is that horrible, it might be worth it. Lucky he's not got a family plan.
- 10-06-2011, 07:34 PM #5
- 10-06-2011, 07:38 PM #6
The way I see it is they have been charging me since launch date of the 4 and have made plenty of money off me even with the subsidy on the phone ($400). They allowed launch day 3GS buyers, to get the 4 at the full upgrade price, so why change policy now? They are trying to ding me now. I put up with their crap service because they were good in the past about upgrades.
- 10-06-2011, 07:43 PM #8
AT&T offers you a discounted equipment upgrade every 2 years (actually 21 months) on a 2 year contract. It's always been that way, at least according to the contract.
- 10-06-2011, 07:45 PM #9
- 10-06-2011, 07:55 PM #10iPhone Newbie
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I've had more than my fair share of gripes with how AT&T handle upgrades and ETFs, as well as weak service at times that I needed it to be strong. But, having quite a few friends on Sprint, the calls drop a LOT more with them than they do with anyone else I speak to, whether they be on Verizon or AT&T or whatever. While their unlimited data plan is really appealing, I think their overall coverage and call quality is weaker. Guess it all depends on what you use your phone for the most. I mostly text with friends, but my job requires that I answer my phone frequently, so I couldn't have a service that was spotty.
- 10-06-2011, 07:59 PM #11
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- 10-06-2011, 08:29 PM #16
Sorry man, but i have no pity for you...you have a contract, if the service sucks that bad where you are, break contract, sign up with Sprint, and work out a payment plan with AT&T to pay back the ETF. Other than that, suck it up, deal with the service and figure out a way to sell what you have and buy the new iPhone for yourself.
What is ridiculous is they will sell me the phone for $399, but it would be $25 cheaper to terminate ATT for $175 and rebuy at Srint for $199 w/contract (total $375). ATT is truly the evil empire.
Last edited by jf7fsu; 10-06-2011 at 08:38 PM.
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- 10-06-2011, 08:57 PM #19
I hate it when the other party wont let me change a contract that I signed!!!
Just last week, I told my bank that I would like to change my car payments from 400 to 10 and they wouldnt budge. I hate BOA!!!!!! They are worthless!!!!!!!!!!
- 10-06-2011, 09:04 PM #20
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- 10-06-2011, 09:11 PM #23
I do not think there is anything you can do to avoid the fee, but people do pay the disconnect fee and buy a new phone with a new contract. If you want the 4S that bad and don't want to pay $399 for a phone and Sprint is a good choice for you, then do it. It's not their fault that you are trying to get a phone at a cheaper price.
- 10-06-2011, 09:13 PM #24
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