12-09-2011 01:41 PM
- Im currently in the middle of a 2 year contract (started november 27th 2010)
I have the samsung captivate smartphone
using this website myrateplan.com/contract_termination_fees it calculates my ETF at $215.
Im wondering if I can get a cheap 'dumb' phone and cancel my data plan, then once ATT recognizes that Im not using a smart phone anymore, transfer my number over to verizon or another carrier
the ETF for a dumb phone, according to the site above is $106, as opposed to $215 for a smart phone.
and I was reading that once I port my number over to a new carrier, the ETF will be applied to my bill, not immediately charged to my card...is that right?
any help ya'll can provide would be greatly appreciated.11-02-2011 07:57 PM
- I can tell you that when I started my contract with at&t that I had a basic phone, then I bought my friends iphone off of him and put it on my line. A couple of months later I asked at&t customer service what my etf would be and they gave me a price for having a smart phone. So it might be possible to do what you want. Get a cheap go phone and see what they say after you use it on your line for a couple days.11-03-2011 06:01 AM
To the OP:
Switching to a dumb phone will not decrease your ETF. The ETF for the line was set when you completed your contract upgrade based upon the phone you used at that time. Nothing can change that.
When you upgraded your line last you signed a contract with the contract length and ETF stipulated, If you really want out you are going to have to pay the piper.12-05-2011 11:35 PM
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