$175. Right, ouch.I'm also currently on verizon, switching when the iPhone comes out...does anyone know what the termination fee is? It's bad enough to be paying 600 bucks for the phone. But I'll pretty much pay anything.
Your Rights to Change or End Your Service; Termination Fees; Phone Number Portability
? Except as explicitly permitted by this agreement, you're agreeing to maintain service with us for your minimum term. (Periods of suspension of service don't count towards fulfillment of your minimum term.) After that, you'll become a month–to–month customer under this agreement. AN EARLY TERMINATION FEE WILL APPLY IF YOU CHOOSE TO END YOUR SERVICE BEFORE BECOMING A MONTH–TO–MONTH CUSTOMER, OR IF WE TERMINATE IT EARLY FOR GOOD CAUSE. FOR SERVICE ACTIVATED PRIOR TO 11/16/06, THE EARLY TERMINATION FEE IS $175 PER WIRELESS PHONE NUMBER. FOR SERVICE ACTIVATED ON OR AFTER 11/16/06, OR FOR LINES OF SERVICE WITH MINIMUM TERMS EXTENDED ON OR AFTER 11/16/06, THE EARLY TERMINATION FEE IS $175, WHICH WILL BE REDUCED BY $5 FOR EACH FULL MONTH TOWARD YOUR MINIMUM TERM THAT YOU COMPLETE. (The Early Termination Fee applies only to the extent permitted by law. If you buy your wireless phone from an authorized agent or third–party vendor, you should check to see if they charge a separate termination fee.) If you terminate your service as of the end of your minimum term, you won't be responsible for any remaining part of your monthly billing cycle. Otherwise, all terminations by you during a monthly billing cycle become effective on the last day of that billing cycle. You'll remain responsible for all fees and charges incurred until then and won't be entitled to any partial month credits or refunds. You may be able to take, or "port," your current wireless phone number to another service provider. If you request your new service provider to port a number from us, and we receive your request from that new service provider, we'll treat it as notice from you to terminate our service for that number upon successful completion of porting. After the porting is completed, you won't be able to use our service for that number. You'll remain responsible for any Early Termination Fee, and for all fees and charges through the end of that billing cycle, just like any other termination. If you're porting a phone number to us from another company, we may not be able to provide you some services, such as 911 location services, immediately.
I could not agree more...175 dollars is absurd if you've been a verizon customer for several years.
Just another reason I hate verizon and can't wait to get my iPhone with AT&T! The 5 dollars off a month thing is good, they should have had it all along, I don't qualify for it of course...175 dollars is absurd if you've been a verizon customer for several years.
I wouldn't hold my breath for that one. Cingular has an exclusivity deal with Apple.Any chance other carriers will be able to service iPhone users after release?
I'm one! I just found a buyer for my Verizon plan. On 6/29, when his T-mobile contract expires, he's taking over mine. Perfect timing, too.Watch out Verizon for loyal members to jump ship!