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mngopher2004
08-05-2007, 11:44 AM
I want out of my contract so I can go back to a GSM carrier (ugh why did I leave T-mobile in the first place?). Are there any ways to get out of my contract? My contract expires in October 2008 and I can't wait that long. Sprint has such crappy phones.

Brandon
08-05-2007, 11:51 AM
No. Pay the ETF.

Raeg03
08-05-2007, 11:51 AM
Yes, there is. Pay the ETF.

Other than that, nothing that comes to mind.

Rafy186
08-05-2007, 01:22 PM
Well currently they just raised the roaming rate to $.69 from $.50. Check around the forum to see if you can cancel because of that. I'm not 100% sure.

http://www.phonenews.com/content/view/1547/9/

PintaC
08-05-2007, 01:24 PM
Well currently they just raised the roaming rate to $.69 from $.50. Check around the forum to see if you can cancel because of that. I'm not 100% sure.

Sprint pretty much closed all the loopholes when they changed the Terms and Conidtions in January. The roaming charge is hard to cancel with and it only works if roaming is not included in your plan.

Rafy186
08-05-2007, 01:26 PM
Oh thanks for clarifying. I didn't even know they changed the Terms and Conditions in January. Have all other carriers followed suit and changed their Terms and Conditions?

Matt
08-05-2007, 01:32 PM
Well, you signed the contract. Pay the ETF.

UofAZSprint
08-05-2007, 01:44 PM
Be an adult. You signed a legal binding contract so you must fulfill that contract, pay the ETF or default and have you credit shot. So you have two options.

Brandon
08-05-2007, 01:49 PM
How's the service for you?

peyattlc
08-05-2007, 04:58 PM
call customer service excessively lol

polo2883
08-05-2007, 05:13 PM
make a ton of roaming calls?

anskY
08-05-2007, 05:18 PM
join the army. make us proud.

Quill
08-05-2007, 05:24 PM
join the army. make us proud.

And get deployed/PCS'd overseas. The OP could join the military and never leave the states thus still be stuck with the ETF. Gotta get sent somewhere you can't use Sprint. Like Germany. Or Japan.

I'm surprised no one has suggested a transfer of liability site like celltradeusa.com or even putting the TOL up here on SU's Trading Post.

Or, port your number and sell your Sprint phone to cover the cost of the ETF.

Good luck.

Raeg03
08-06-2007, 11:50 AM
And get deployed/PCS'd overseas. The OP could join the military and never leave the states thus still be stuck with the ETF. Gotta get sent somewhere you can't use Sprint. Like Germany. Or Japan.

I'm surprised no one has suggested a transfer of liability site like celltradeusa.com or even putting the TOL up here on SU's Trading Post.

Or, port your number and sell your Sprint phone to cover the cost of the ETF.

Good luck.

What do you mean giving the TOL to celltradeusa?? Do they buy your contract out?
Dont you have to worry about them screwing up your account or something?

PintaC
08-06-2007, 11:52 AM
What do you mean giving the TOL to celltradeusa?? Do they buy your contract out?
Dont you have to worry about them screwing up your account or something?
They dn't take it themselves. Celltradeusa is a website that lets you list your plan on the web. People search through the plans, and see if they like them and then Celltradeusa will facilitate the TOL. But you can also do the same in SU's Trading post, for free.

unbreakableblue
08-06-2007, 12:31 PM
Be an adult. You signed a legal binding contract so you must fulfill that contract, pay the ETF or default and have you credit shot. So you have two options.


Since when do adults feel the need to honor contracts??? :ohcrap:

mngopher2004
08-07-2007, 11:54 AM
I don't really mind staying with them til next October since my plan is uber cheap but I just don't like my phone and I don't like any of Sprint's new phones. I really want to go back to a GSM carrier even if it means paying more per month cause the phone options are endless.

I am hoping Palm will make a new Treo without the antenna running Windows Mobile for use on Sprint's network. Then I would be content.

y2kbugger
08-07-2007, 11:58 AM
i think they are, its called the 800w... i think

y2kbugger
08-07-2007, 12:00 PM
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/sprint/palm-treo-800w-details-leaked-wm6-wi+fi-ev+do-rev-a-267549.php yep!!

toidi
08-07-2007, 08:38 PM
Sell your phone and use the proceeds to pay the ETF. Go to anther carrier and stop looking for loopholes, its a contract for a reason

clairegrrl
08-07-2007, 08:42 PM
ho hum

The SPCS Guy
08-08-2007, 01:18 AM
U KNOW WHAT! IF YOU WANT OUT...SIMPLY CANCEL ur service! An ETF should never be a deterrant. If a person really wants to cancel, it would have already been done, plain and simple. No more needs to be said!

Smart people would already know that you would spend more money in the long run until 10/2008 :frustrate !

My contract ends in May 2008, you mean to tell me that if I want to cancel, I'm gonna wait until the end date and spend MORE, than to pay the ETF, where I would SAVE????????

JE

future-man
10-31-2007, 09:01 AM
Sprint recently changed the text messaging charges, again. You have 30 days from your most recent bill date to call and cancel your contract. Changing the text charge from $0.10 & $0.15 to $0.20 changes your agreement and allows for cancellation.

On a side note, for the, "honor your contract," crowd... get real, Sprint does not honor the agreement, why should the consumer. Sure Sprint says, "We may change any part of the Agreement at any time, including, but not limited to, rates, charges, how we calculate charges, or your terms of Service," but that doesn't make it right.

Feel free to cancel that service with no ETF my friend!

dynamojon
12-26-2007, 02:48 PM
Has anyone had experience with Celltradeusa or another service contract swapper/service?

annieb727
12-26-2007, 04:19 PM
I think if you can get away with using that loophole of the fee changes, and you really want out of sprint, then you should go for it! It's worth a shot right? And hey, maybe if nothing else, you can get a really great deal from retentions and maybe you'll decide to stick with sprint (in spite of the bad phones).

VDubb
12-26-2007, 05:37 PM
Why would you go with T-Mobile when there is a GSM service about 10x better available...*cough*AT&T*cough*

-VDubb

onedan
12-26-2007, 06:11 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that you left T-Mobile to come to Sprint. Sprint is the worst.

EliteABombAZ
12-26-2007, 06:17 PM
Why has this old ass thread been resurrected?

Brandon
12-26-2007, 08:46 PM
To each his own....

Dan
12-26-2007, 10:49 PM
Why has this old ass thread been resurrected?

Prior to the last few posts, the most recent one before that was halloween.... less than 2 months.

We ask people to search and then complain when they do so........... :thought:

VDubb
12-26-2007, 11:25 PM
You know, I was thinking the exact same thing.

-VDubb

 
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