How to Break Your Cell Phone Contract
Like the rest of creation, you're lusting after the iPhone like a pre-Internet Age adolescent boy did over the delivery of the Victoria's Secret catalog. But, what about that pesky contract another service provider has you locked into? If you don't want to wait around for it to expire, you're stuck paying a $175 early cancellation fee, right? Not necessarily. The Consumerist has compiled a list of six ways to get out of your contract early, none of which require you to pay your cell company a dime.
Unfortunately, only the first suggestion is genuinely useful, which is to sell your contract to a reseller such as CellSwapper or CellTradeUSA. These services let you unload your contract onto other people without getting hammered by a termination fee. The next suggestion is to complain to the FCC and Better Business Bureau about bad service.
The rest of the list is preposterous, advising new iPhoners to move out of their current coverage areas, enlist in the military or die. Then again, given the feverish, borderline psychotic behavior displayed by some iPhone worshippers, is self-sacrifice on the altar of Apple such a far-fetched idea?
From The Consumerist and NewsVine
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- NY Times Shows Off Cell Phone Application