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CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 12:47 PM
So i am involved in an all out war with T-Mobile over the $200 early termination fee that they are charging me for leaving them (to go to AT&T for the iPhone).

I've done some research and found that if they don't have a copy of your signed contract (a lot of the places do/used to get rid of them after some time) then you can complain that you weren't aware of it, and if you have to take matters further, you can file a complaint with the FCC. I am requesting a copy of my signed contract, but it seems as though they cant locate it which will be great for me.

I KNEW i would have to pay it, and am willing to, however obviously want to keep $200 in my pocket (did you know we're in a FUCKING RECESSION!?!!).

Does anyone have any experience with beating the system and getting out of your early termination fee?

Does anyone work for a major carrier that could divulge some secrets?

I know i can't be the only one that has, is, or will deal with this.

kthnx

real talk
01-13-2009, 12:48 PM
Early termination fee's what?

RotationSlimWang
01-13-2009, 12:49 PM
Beat me to it.

real talk
01-13-2009, 12:51 PM
I cannot fathom a more simple concept in language than the difference between a plural and a possessive.

PotVsKtl
01-13-2009, 12:51 PM
Don't sign contracts you dont intend to fulfill dillweed.

RedThom
01-13-2009, 12:52 PM
I say just let them keep bugging you. If they can't prove this lost document exist. No case.

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 01:06 PM
Randy, Real - i fucked up the title. Early Termination Fee's Are Stoopid

I can, and will pay it if i have to. I would rather not. I'm surprised you are against this, Pot.

amyzzz
01-13-2009, 01:12 PM
Doesn't T-Mobile have a 1 year contract? You couldn't wait 1 fucking year? Most others have 2 year contracts.

chairmenmeow47
01-13-2009, 01:13 PM
fuck t-mobile. fuck them long and fuck them hard. i hope you don't have to pay them squat.

marooko
01-13-2009, 01:14 PM
put a brick through one of their office windows to offset your fee.

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 01:14 PM
Doesn't T-Mobile have a 1 year contract? You couldn't wait 1 fucking year? Most others have 2 year contracts.

Really? You really needed to be a fucking cunt right there? It was a TWO year contract, and no, i couldnt wait.

jesus. go back to thread policing.

amyzzz
01-13-2009, 01:20 PM
Ah, well, I guess their 1 year thing is over. I had T-Mobile for one year, then switched to All-tel, then switched to my company (who paid the All-tel termination fees). I'm forcibly being switched to Verizon sometime next month. No fees for me.

Jagh20
01-13-2009, 01:21 PM
http://consumerist.com/search/etf%20tmobile/

This will have all the info you need.

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 01:22 PM
Ah, well, I guess their 1 year thing is over. I had T-Mobile for one year, then switched to All-tel, then switched to my company (who paid the All-tel termination fees). I'm forcibly being switched to Verizon sometime next month. No fees for me.

I'm really, really happy for you.

marooko
01-13-2009, 01:24 PM
i dont think thats sincere.

JustSteve
01-13-2009, 01:27 PM
with verizon they lower the $175 term. fee by $5 a month for every month you complete of your contract. so if you are 12 months in on a 2 year contract and want to cancel then the fee you pay would be $60 off of $175, so $115. not sure if tmobile does something like that. at least it's a little cheaper.

kreutz2112
01-13-2009, 01:29 PM
I have my iphone on t mobile. The 3g jailbreak just barely came out. It works great. T mobile is cheaper than at&t too.

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 01:30 PM
hehe....let me clarify.

I'm out of T-Mobile, and now with AT&T

I knew i would have to pay this, but am trying not to.

Since when did the board get so ethical?

faxman75
01-13-2009, 01:32 PM
Verizon will also refund that fee if you decide to come back within 3 months. I went to sprint and had terrible service. Verizon wiped my bill clean and said welcome back.

kreutz2112
01-13-2009, 01:32 PM
Ah. Well you should have stayed with t mobile and just unlocked your iPhone

amyzzz
01-13-2009, 01:33 PM
The termination fees to to pay for the "free" and "discounted" phones they gave you when you signed on since you're not paying it back by staying with them.

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 01:34 PM
Well...hindsights 20/20, good info for any friends that want to get the phone but are with t-mobs.

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 01:35 PM
The termination fees to to pay for the "free" and "discounted" phones they gave you when you signed on since you're not paying it back by staying with them.

I think i got $100 off my Curve when i upgraded. also, WTF?

Amy, please stop posting in this thread. I love you, but you're bringing me down.

JustSteve
01-13-2009, 01:35 PM
i wish i could get an iphone, but fucking tmobile and at&t use the same antennas, so service is complete shit where i live. it's perfect right down the hill and about a 1/4 mile up the road, but right exactly where i live, nothing.

C DUB YA
01-13-2009, 01:35 PM
hehe....let me clarify.

I'm out of T-Mobile, and now with AT&T

I knew i would have to pay this, but am trying not to.

Since when did the board get so ethical?

Yeah I have not heard of anyone being able to get out of the early termination fee.

C DUB YA
01-13-2009, 01:37 PM
I have my iphone on t mobile. The 3g jailbreak just barely came out. It works great. T mobile is cheaper than at&t too.

Let's hope nothing goes wrong with it.

PotVsKtl
01-13-2009, 01:37 PM
Randy, Real - i fucked up the title. Early Termination Fee's Are Stoopid.

That's still wrong dumbass.

marooko
01-13-2009, 01:38 PM
hehe....let me clarify.

I'm out of T-Mobile, and now with AT&T

I knew i would have to pay this, but am trying not to.

Since when did the board get so ethical?

i dont think it has anything to do with ethics. more like just a chance to talk shit.

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 01:40 PM
That's still wrong dumbass.

your still gullabill babi.

BROKENDOLL
01-13-2009, 01:45 PM
Doesn't T-Mobile have a 1 year contract? You couldn't wait 1 fucking year? Most others have 2 year contracts. I've dealt with this bullshit before. I had AT&T on a 2 year contract, and after the first year I began to question my plan and the service. I went in to change my plan and instead of continuing with the previous plan, the fuckers wanted to start it over from scratch! Suffacated ended up adding me to his Nextel account and I had my number transferred... I got a collection notice from AT&T afew weeks ago about that termination fee from almost 1 1/2 years ago...Poor them, seeing as bankruptcy beat them to it!

fuck t-mobile. fuck them long and fuck them hard. i hope you don't have to pay them squat. I'm picturing Ivy doing this dressed as head cheerleader and leading the team to victory! LOL

kreutz2112
01-13-2009, 01:45 PM
Let's hope nothing goes wrong with it.

My brother has had his iPhone on t mobile for like a year and a half with no problems at all. As long as you don't install the firmware updates before there is a crack written for them it's fine. And if you accidentally do install the updates you can dl old firmware from any credible torrent tracker.

BROKENDOLL
01-13-2009, 01:47 PM
The termination fees to to pay for the "free" and "discounted" phones they gave you when you signed on since you're not paying it back by staying with them. I actually even gave them back their piece of shit phone. Apparnetly after 1 1/2 years they forgot...

psychic friend
01-13-2009, 01:47 PM
http://consumerist.com/5018901/t+mobile-introduces-declining-early-termination-fees

t+mobile-introduces-declining-early-termination-fees

psychic friend
01-13-2009, 01:48 PM
http://consumerist.com/346283/cancel-t+mobile-with-no-etf-by-complaining-to-the-fcc

cancel-t+mobile-with-no-etf-by-complaining-to-the-fcc

psychic friend
01-13-2009, 01:49 PM
http://consumerist.com/249379/t+mobile-confirms-you-can-cancel-without-fee-over-texting-price-increase

t+mobile-confirms-you-can-cancel-without-fee-over-texting-price-increase

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 01:59 PM
i love you, dani.

unfortunately i didnt fall under any of those umbrellas.

i love you, dani.

psychic friend
01-13-2009, 02:01 PM
lie

psychic friend
01-13-2009, 02:02 PM
how bout this one?
http://consumerist.com/5019916/how-to-cancel-t+mobile-without-etf

how-to-cancel-t+mobile-without-etf

psychic friend
01-13-2009, 02:03 PM
http://consumerist.com/5023655/want-the-new-iphone-heres-how-to-escape-your-current-cellphone-contract-etf+free

want-the-new-iphone-heres-how-to-escape-your-current-cellphone-contract-etf+free

real talk
01-13-2009, 02:15 PM
Danielle. This is a case in which Buttpee simply cannot google. Only the denizens of this message board will be able to provide him the necessary information, interspersed with profanity and lolcats.

kreutz2112
01-13-2009, 02:22 PM
I have my iphone on t mobile. The 3g jailbreak just barely came out. It works great. T mobile is cheaper than at&t too.

And unsolicited logic

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 02:28 PM
lie


how bout this one?
http://consumerist.com/5019916/how-to-cancel-t+mobile-without-etf

how-to-cancel-t+mobile-without-etf

i DO love you, but that one still has to do with texts (i dont fall under it since i had unlimited).

I do however appreciate your help. I will report back with what i get accomplished.

CalmerThanYou
01-13-2009, 02:29 PM
Danielle. This is a case in which Buttpee simply cannot google. Only the denizens of this message board will be able to provide him the necessary information, interspersed with profanity and lolcats.

thats simply not true. i have researched it, seen those articles, and was seeing if anyone here has hacked themselves out of it, or if they worked for a carrier and had some insight. one love RT.