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Posted Dec 9, 2013
ETF if I switch to Mobile Share?

I just got a Nexus 5 from the Google Play store, but I guess I'm still locked in until Aug. 2014 with my existing 2 year plan. I wanted to switch to mobile share as it would save me money since I purchased a phone separate from my contract.

 

Is there any point in trying to have the ETF waived if I switch plans? Otherwise that $15 savings won't make up for the $175 cancellation fee for almost two years.

ETF if I switch to Mobile Share?

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ACE - Scholar

There is no ETF for switching to a Mobile Share.

 

If you do pay the ETF, you do save the $15 a month.


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As mentioned, you will not be charged an early termination fee for changing your plan. In fact. I do it all the time according to my own usage! :smileyhappy:

You can basically change your phone your plans or phones at anytime you wish to without fear of paying the ETF. Just make sure to call customer care on a different phone like a house phone (800)331-0500 since changing the plan may require you to power off your phone. :smileywink:
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I've heard companies like Sprint/Tmobile did stuff like that. (don't know if they still do)

We're not them.

 

-Alex

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ACE - Professor

You can switch to the Mobile Share plan without paying the ETF, but my understanding is that you would still pay $40 a month for the smartphone fee since you are still under contract for a previously subsidized device.  Your rate wouldn't drop to $25 until that contract is completed.

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