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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.

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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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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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! Smiley Happy

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. Smiley Wink
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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! Smiley Happy

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. Smiley Wink
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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

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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*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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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.

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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