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Old 06-29-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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New Fee Is Your Chance To Break Verizon Contract Without Paying Early Termination Fee - The Consumerist

Any time a carrier presents a material change in terms without allowing existing customers to grandfather their plans, it gives customers an escape clause to end their contract early without penalty.

I might have to go take a look at the EVO 3G and the T-Mobile G2X.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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I might have to go take a look at the EVO 3G and the T-Mobile G2X.
I don't think the EVO 3G is due out for several months (and it's basically a rebadged sensation w/ cdma). You might as well look at the EVO 3D.

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Old 06-29-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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I don't think the EVO 3G is due out for several months (and it's basically a rebadged sensation w/ cdma sensor). You might as well look at the EVO 3D.
Hah - that's what I meant to say. I got up to grab some lunch and realized my mistake.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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Eh, not a big deal in my opinion. Plus, with VZNs new tiered plans coming out on the 7th, you'd better make up your mind quick. If you lose your option to grandfather in your current data plan because you want a new phone, well, I'm not so sure I'd say it's worth it.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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That's really the big problem. Do I trade off unlimited LTE just because I want a dual-core smartphone with better battery life than my Thunderbolt, or do I just shell out for an extended battery + replacement case / holster?

Nah, never mind. That settles it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Eh, not a big deal in my opinion. Plus, with VZNs new tiered plans coming out on the 7th, you'd better make up your mind quick. If you lose your option to grandfather in your current data plan because you want a new phone, well, I'm not so sure I'd say it's worth it.
Ohh, what?! I want to get out of Verizon -- can you elaborate on the details? I need a reason to cancel w/o a fee.
By 7th, I imagine you mean July 7th

Thanks so much, I was going to make a thread but I need just this answered! lol
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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I heard about a site that allows you to sell the remaining balance of your wireless service contract. The concept is a good one, someone can assume the remaining time and you get out of the early term fee. I can't remember the site, and I've never tried it but might be worth it to google.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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I heard about a site that allows you to sell the remaining balance of your wireless service contract. The concept is a good one, someone can assume the remaining time and you get out of the early term fee. I can't remember the site, and I've never tried it but might be worth it to google.
Sell a liability? I don't follow the business model.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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Ohh, what?! I want to get out of Verizon -- can you elaborate on the details? I need a reason to cancel w/o a fee.
Click the very first link in the thread - it tells you all you need to know. Long story short, a material change is taking place. Under contract law, if you cancel because of that reason and ONLY because of that reason, you can no longer be held to the terms of your contract.

Be firm. They will ask things like "Are there any other reasons why you're cancelling that I can help you out with?" You may be tempted to say something like "Well I was having a few problems with my phone a few months back, but they've been fixed. The main reason I'm canceling today is because of this fee." Do not do this -- your answer MUST be "Nope. The only reason I want to cancel is because of this fee."
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Sell a liability? I don't follow the business model.
I think the idea is that if you're switching to the carrier, instead of signing up for a 24-month contract, you can take over someone else's remaining xx months of service. Usually the person giving up the contract will throw in some perks, like a "like new" Thunderbolt with extra chargers, case, etc, for $50.

The seller gets out of his contract without the ETF, the buyer gets new service with less than 24 months, and the carrier saves some retention dollars.

I don't know how successful they are, but that's the idea.
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