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Blocking Unpaid Balances

by rwalford79    Nov 1, 2012, 10:33 AM

Now that this is live, I wonder how many phones T-Mobile and AT&T will block (since Sprint and Verizon already do this), when a customer doesnt pay their bill and gets terminated. I wonder what the legality will be when AT&T and T-Mobile say that they technically own the phone until the ETF is paid or the remaining balance is paid.
Ive actually had Sprint one time tell me they owned my phone until I was out of a contract, when I offered to return my phone to them, for a price, or for free, they refused to take it saying, "Its been used, we have no need for a used phone, however, we still own your phone through your contract but if anything happens to it, thats on you!"
With carriers saying things like this, thats so direct yet so vague, I wonder how long it will be before phones that carriers just want to block from customers will be on the list.

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