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    Default Buy then terminate contract to save money...

    I am wondering if anyone has done this or is it ok to do:

    1. Buy tmobile GN2 on contract, $300 (maybe try to find it cheaper, I think walmart gives out $100 gift cards w/contract)
    2. Cancel contract, $200 fee
    3. Start t-mobile prepaid $30/month plan with the GN2

    Would this work ok? Better then paying $700 contract-free (just saw t-mobile offering it for $649).
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    Default Re: Buy then terminate contract to save money...

    Quote Originally Posted by pkwiat View Post
    I am wondering if anyone has done this or is it ok to do:

    1. Buy tmobile GN2 on contract, $300 (maybe try to find it cheaper, I think walmart gives out $100 gift cards w/contract)
    2. Cancel contract, $200 fee
    3. Start t-mobile prepaid $30/month plan with the GN2

    Would this work ok? Better then paying $700 contract-free (just saw t-mobile offering it for $649).
    I was also wondering this but wouldnt you have to return the device

    Sent from my PC36100
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    I tried this once with AT&T. You have to return the phone otherwise they charge you the full retail price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaze5 View Post
    I was also wondering this but wouldnt you have to return the device

    Sent from my PC36100
    Only if you're within the 14 day trial period

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the Galaxy S3 unfortunately on T-Mobile
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    Default Re: Buy then terminate contract to save money...

    If I may be so bold as to point you to my thread asking the virtually the same question...

    TMobile Nexus 4 usage after ETF

    Some people shared some good insight...

    (Not really sure how to make links)

    edit: nvm...guess I do know how...
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    I just called cs today and I was told my etf is $200 after 29 days of service. I will cancel it tonight and pay the etf

    I like the phone but tmo or simple mobile have too many call drops in my area.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: Buy then terminate contract to save money...

    Quote Originally Posted by pkwiat View Post
    I am wondering if anyone has done this or is it ok to do:

    1. Buy tmobile GN2 on contract, $300 (maybe try to find it cheaper, I think walmart gives out $100 gift cards w/contract)
    2. Cancel contract, $200 fee
    3. Start t-mobile prepaid $30/month plan with the GN2

    Would this work ok? Better then paying $700 contract-free (just saw t-mobile offering it for $649).
    Beside the ETF from T-Moblie, there is also an ETF from Walmart of $400.00 for a smartphone, should you drop your T-Mobile plan before 180 days.

    TERMS OF PURCHASE

    "By accepting the ISD, you agree to keep your account in good standing and keep your wireless plan and features as activated for at least 180 days.

    You agree to repay $200 of this discount ($400 for smartphones, tablets, and netbooks) and authorize us to charge your credit card in repayment of this amount if, you signed up for a 2 year agreement and during the 181 days after your new equipment is activated, your carrier notifies us that the services you purchased have been suspended, disconnected, or deactivated, ..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by crosshair View Post
    Beside the ETF from T-Moblie, there is also an ETF from Walmart of $400.00 for a smartphone, should you drop your T-Mobile plan before 180 days.

    TERMS OF PURCHASE

    "By accepting the ISD, you agree to keep your account in good standing and keep your wireless plan and features as activated for at least 180 days.

    You agree to repay $200 of this discount ($400 for smartphones, tablets, and netbooks) and authorize us to charge your credit card in repayment of this amount if, you signed up for a 2 year agreement and during the 181 days after your new equipment is activated, your carrier notifies us that the services you purchased have been suspended, disconnected, or deactivated, ..."
    I hate lawyers. Prepaid. The only way to live.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

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