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Getting out of contract


May 3, 2009, 1:04 AM
Hi. I'm on a family plan with Alltel. I want to switch to ATT (iPhone), however, two of the four accounts are under contract. Is there anyway to get out of the contract without an early termination fee? Perhaps some loophole with the Verizon-Alltel merger, claiming that this is a breech in the terms of the contract. If getting out of contract is impossible without early termination, how is the new Motorola Evoke. I saw a couple of bad things about it on the forums but nothing specific about why it wasn't liked. Thanks in advance for the help.

May 3, 2009, 10:37 AM
There is no way out without paying the $200 etf on each line. There's no way of claiming breach of contract because Verizon is honoring every part of the contract you signed with alltel. So you are looking at paying $400 to get out from under alltel... if thats not the way you want to go, I would stay away from the evoke, Motorola has been putting out some pretty horrible phones for the last few years, (hint, v9m, k1 etc..)If you want some similarities with the iPhone, I would go with the HTC touch pro, great touchflo system with windows 6.1, and can soon be upgraded to 6.5, with lots of third party apps. Way better option than the evoke.

May 5, 2009, 8:02 AM
It is possible that you will be able to switch to a Verizon rate plan and then disconnect under their prorated disconnect plan. Alltel will always charge a flate rate but once we are Verizon things might change.

May 30, 2009, 4:25 PM
Who knows...VZW might just get the iPhone next year. I wouldn't hold my breath, tho! Razz

May 30, 2009, 9:11 PM
i am sure verizon will do about anything to get people off the my circle 20 plans because they will not makeas much $$ with that plan they will prob hook you up with a better phone and restart your contract just to change your plan!!

May 3, 2009, 10:11 PM
Ok. Now that my contract is up, what about getting a Verizon device?

May 4, 2009, 2:23 PM
Unless you want to port the numbers out to verizon and have two seperate account and two bills there really!! Otherwise you will have to sit back and wait!! You could always buy on off of feebay and then activate it

May 5, 2009, 11:03 AM
how about honoring the agreement you made. I hate people like you always trying to weasel your way out of something. you agreed to it so follow through with it. would you like it if alltel decided to get out of covering your house to save a buck or two.

May 6, 2009, 10:17 AM
how bout no!!! There is always an exception for the rule !! Don't get all pissy about it if someone has been a customer for a while you know things happen in this horrible market so I say shut your face

May 22, 2009, 4:15 PM
it dosent matter how long or great of a customer you have been lol..try working in the business and you would understand how....IT DOSENT MATTER

May 6, 2009, 6:52 PM
That wasn't excessively harsh... You are on a phone forum, it's not that intense. You don't have to be an ass, but thanks for your opinion.

May 6, 2009, 9:49 PM
Well, if you stay with Alltel, and Verizon comes in, you can up grade with Verizon if you want. You can get a Dare, Voyager, BlackBerry Storm, Versa, Krave, Omina, Saga. Those are all really good phones, but if you want something with Apps, get a BlackBerry, Omina, or Saga. The BlackBerry has more apps like TV and all.

Just thought I would help. Smile

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