Cancelling AT&T and iPhone

masoud90

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Hey guys. I want to buy an iPhone using AT&T and then cancel my contract with them in order to use it with Tmobile. I know that if you cancel within 30 days of the activation, the early termination fee is waived. My question is, do you have to return your iPhone if you cancel the AT&T service? Or do you have to pay for the iPhone in it's full retail price after you cancel AT&T?

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Marianne

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If you cancel within 30 days of getting it/starting new service, you'll have to return the iPhone. You can keep it if you cancel after 30 days, though you'll still be responsible for the first month of service and the early termination fee ($175).
 

Europa

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Or you can cancel within 30 days and keep the phone if you pay them the difference between the full cost and the subsidized cost, which I believe is $300.
 

impaler

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They're not going to let you keep the phone--they'd lose money on that deal. You have to return the phone, or buy one at retail cost ($500-600).
 

impaler

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Or mine for $300.
 

styfle

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Or buy this magic bean I have.