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Originally Posted by Luppin AT&T has iPhone exclusivity until 2012 - CNN.com I wonder how much would APPLE pay for an ETF with AT&T 5 year exclusivity...
05-23-2010, 12:08 AM #41
05-23-2010, 12:58 AM #42
Here is my 2 cents.
I cant believe people read to much into the changes AT&T makes. The only reason some people pay this much attention is because its AT&T and the iPhone. Verizon copies what AT&T does and AT&T copies what Verizon does. One company changes their plans then the other one follows. Verizon raised their ETF on smart phones to $350 a few months back and some people said it was because AT&T was keeping the iPhone for 2 more years till 2012. Now people are saying AT&T did it because Verizon is getting the iPhone. I was in an AT&T store today and saw a print out that said they were raising their ETF for smart phones and lowering it for basic ad texting phones to stay competitive. To me thats says Verizon raised theirs we should do the same. These rumors just create more rumors, just wait till June 7th and everyone will find out what the next step for the iPhone is.
05-23-2010, 09:24 AM #43
I dont see they point in changing that because people are going to buy the new iphone when it comes out regardless which carrier has it. I have no plans in leaving AT&T but the way I see it I already have an iphone with a cheap bill so Im not going anywhere but even if I wanted to I signed a contract going into agreement with myself and AT&T and in that contract it stated my early termination fee would be 175 so therefore AT&T better not change **** because we both agreed on that termination fee even though it really was negotiable. Peace, Love and iPhones....
05-23-2010, 09:43 AM #44
^your contract will not change. After it is up just go month to month because if you sign another 2 year contract on a subsidized phone your ETF will be higher.
05-23-2010, 10:34 AM #45
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well if whoever was looking to go to Verizon then they would be smart and cancel now with no ETF. By way of the contract you signed when you bought your att plan and phone that is the contract you are binded too. If AT&T wants to increase their ETF charge then they are breaking the contract you signed and you have the legal rights to cancel the contract at no charge. Att will tell you "it also says we reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any time" well don't fall for that. If they change the etf you have every right to cancel at no charge. Even though att will act as if you can't cancel at no charge, truth is you can if they raised the etf.
05-23-2010, 10:53 AM #46
05-23-2010, 01:27 PM #47
05-23-2010, 02:01 PM #48
thats a huge 'effin spikekillall Terminal
05-23-2010, 02:07 PM #49
No. Your current contract or any one you sign before the new TOS is released remains unaffected by this. When it is time to re-up your contract to another 2 year deal(say if you get a discount on a phone) then you are stuck after the new TOS is released. You agreed to the 175bucks and they will honor it.
05-23-2010, 03:00 PM #50
If I'm not mistaken a change in a phone companys contract gives you the right to cancel without paying termination fees. So if AT&T raises their fees I believe you can cancel without penalty. It would only apply to people who sign new contracts with that in there. I'm not sure I'm a have to look into it.
05-24-2010, 07:52 AM #51
This doesn't affect existing contracts aka no free contract termination (damn).
From AT&T presser: "Current AT&T wireless customers who are within their two-year consumer service agreement or have an existing enterprise service agreement will see no change to their current terms."
05-25-2010, 09:53 AM #52
So the new price hike will apply to everyone, not just those who sign up after June 1st? I guess that I need to hurry up and decide if I want to cancel or not...
05-25-2010, 11:43 AM #53