1. tropolis's Avatar
    this contract doesnt expire until summer of next year.

    for me the smartphone is a waste of money, and throwing away 1,000 a year on something i dont need makes no sense to me.

    i fell for the beautiful screen and having the newest and greatest thing.

    the truth is, its a waste of money for me.

    how can i get out of the contract without paying the termination fee. thanks.
    06-08-2011 03:27 PM
  2. adjangs's Avatar
    Find a close friend or relative willing to pay the bills and take your phone? Probably not what you were looking for but that's all I can give you.
    06-08-2011 03:34 PM
  3. Bengalfan1's Avatar
    You could probably drop the data charges and switch to a regular cell phone or an old cell phone if you have one and then switch to the lowest amount of minutes. You will probably have to buy the regular cell phone at off-contract pricing.
    moosc likes this.
    06-08-2011 03:46 PM
  4. Linkchomp's Avatar
    You can either of the following:

    Suck it up and pay the ETF since in this case, it's buyer's remorse and there's really little to no options here other than that, and then just sell your phone

    Buy a cheap, regular phone or a BB and change to the cheaper data plan

    Or sell off your contract to someone. I forgot the name of the site, but it essentially allows you to transfer contracts to someone, though I don't know how it works since I've never used it before

    I've been saying this for the longest - if you try and follow the trend of having the latest and greatest phone, then you'll never be happy
    06-08-2011 06:43 PM
  5. MissJennell#IM's Avatar
    Suck it up and pay it.
    06-08-2011 06:49 PM
  6. Linkchomp's Avatar
    Exactly.
    06-08-2011 06:54 PM
  7. Dostovel's Avatar
    Die... lol
    06-08-2011 08:38 PM
  8. bkorver's Avatar
    I would say find the cheapest phone you can on ebay, craigslist, or your local classifieds, and get your monthly bill down. Then try to flip your smart phone for as much as you can get. That should make it more bearable on the wallet to wait out the contract...
    06-08-2011 09:20 PM
  9. Issemann's Avatar
    Die... lol
    I'll bet you $100 that dying won't even get you out!!! LOL
    06-08-2011 10:34 PM
  10. Dostovel's Avatar
    I'll bet you $100 that dying won't even get you out!!! LOL
    Knowing VZW, you're probably right. Hahahhahaa
    06-09-2011 12:52 AM
  11. Last Ride's Avatar
    Die... lol


    That won't work. The ETF would then transfer to your estate!

    Seriously though, I had the same thoughts already posted. Either sell the smartphone, downgrade your plan, and ride it out with a cheap phone off craigslist, or try one of those cell-plan-swapping websites. I'm afraid I won't be much help on that front, either. I've never used such a service. If you do, come back and report your experience. I'm sure lots of people would find that info useful.

    Bryan
    06-09-2011 09:40 AM
  12. ekz13's Avatar
    you could try to sell the phone to cover the ETF ( or at least most of the ETF)
    06-09-2011 12:34 PM
  13. tropolis's Avatar
    dont think ill get much for the phone.

    screen has a decent crack on it after i dropped it(no insurance, yea i know stupid me)

    i got a quote from samsung about 3 months ago when i initially messed it up, they said a new screen is 160.

    i said forget it.

    ill probably just ride it out to 2012
    06-09-2011 01:22 PM
  14. Linkchomp's Avatar
    That's why you use a good case, bub.
    06-09-2011 04:02 PM
  15. nerdydesi's Avatar
    If you really don't want to keep the service, it would be better to pay the ETF rather than pay more over the long run for all the months of service you are planned for, no? I know the ETF doesn't sound pretty, but its a one-time fee and you are out for good, vs. being stuck in a contract you don't like and would keep being unhappy under.
    06-10-2011 12:58 AM
  16. ttran9844's Avatar
    Well Ik for Verizon you can get out of it just as long as you know what your doing. This is from the contract "Can Verizon Wireless Change This Agreement or My Service?
    We may change prices or any other term of your Service or this agreement at any time,but we'll provide notice first, including written notice if you have Postpay Service. If you use your Service after the change takes effect, that means you're accepting the change. If you're a Postpay customer and a change to your Plan or this agreement has a material adverse effect on you, you can cancel the line of Service that has been affected within 60 days of receiving the notice with no Early Termination Fee if we fail to negate the change after you notify us of your objection to it."
    It means that if they change your bill and you know what your saying you can call them and say how that change had a material adverse effect on you and that you cannot pay for it because it is to expensive. And it will take some arguing because they will try to say stuff like it isn't them that has to raise the price or that they might give you like $10 for it but you can get out of it through that way.
    09-13-2012 09:15 PM
  17. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Well Ik for Verizon you can get out of it just as long as you know what your doing. This is from the contract "Can Verizon Wireless Change This Agreement or My Service?
    We may change prices or any other term of your Service or this agreement at any time,but we'll provide notice first, including written notice if you have Postpay Service. If you use your Service after the change takes effect, that means you're accepting the change. If you're a Postpay customer and a change to your Plan or this agreement has a material adverse effect on you, you can cancel the line of Service that has been affected within 60 days of receiving the notice with no Early Termination Fee if we fail to negate the change after you notify us of your objection to it."
    It means that if they change your bill and you know what your saying you can call them and say how that change had a material adverse effect on you and that you cannot pay for it because it is to expensive. And it will take some arguing because they will try to say stuff like it isn't them that has to raise the price or that they might give you like $10 for it but you can get out of it through that way.
    This is from 2008, and the lingo in the contracts have changed. You can't use this method to get out anymore. Sorry.
    09-17-2012 09:03 AM
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