AT&T Mobility Dumps Flat Early Termination Fees
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Top message: I do not think that AT&T and others should prorate the ETFs, but should increase. by nextel18
Replying to: Re: I do not think that AT&T and others should prorate the ETFs, but should increase. by chucks
I am not trying to convince you to go with my argument. Maybe that was not the best example but it does have some parallels, and I was not talking about as is, I was talking about the actual note on the car and its payment method. Ok what if you buy power for your house and there was an issue and the power was out in your house, you think 1. The power company should say well due to this issue especially since power can go off sometimes, that they would issue some kind of relief, and 2. Do you think the companiesâ€™ products and service you have will issue you credits because your power went out? These things happen and on the carrier side, if a wireless company sold you a phone that worked for a while more than 2-5 months and all of a sudden didnâ€™t work then obviously what you would do is you would exchange the phone and have field techs look at what the problem is, but to be allowed to cancel your service without paying an ETF is preposterous. If you, after that 30-day policy, decide that you want to continue with that wireless carrier, instead of opting out, you are responsible for all the charges if you want to cancel. I do not see what the big deal is. If I had a carrier, in which I knew that it was not good there, I would not have signed up in the first place and be in a position where I might have to pay the ETF. As I mentioned earlier, there are clauses in these contracts that say that transmission and coverage may vary on many levels. Some carriers even offer credits, which I think is also a bad move, to those experiencing those issues. I can see if it was a deliberate act on the carriersâ€™ part, but otherwise, after that 30-day policy if the customer wants to stay then if they are to leave after the policy they should pay the ETF. You are breaking a contract so you should pay. â€œi'm pretty sure you wouldn't even want to pay the ETF to switch companies.â€ I would not get into this situation in the first place.
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