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contract required to switch plans

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Charles58, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Charles58

    Charles58 New Member

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    I called Cingular today to switch from a GAIT plan (Nation 500 min) to a GSM plan (Nation 600). I was told that in order to switch I would have to agree to a one year contract. I haven't been under contract for 2+ years & really don't like the idea of paying a termination fee if I want to change companies. Verizon is looking good.
     
  2. modern

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    I had heard Sprint makes you re-up if you switch plans as well. Does anyone know if this is still the case?

    Does VZW not make you re-sign?
     
  3. Tiyuri

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    You aren't just switching plans going from GAIT to GSM you are switching types of service too. If you brought a GSM only phone to a Cingular Corporate store (not an agent) there is a very good chance that they would let you go no contract. Also, it is not like Verizon isn't going to lock you into a contract if you switch to them...
     
  4. Etorres777

    Etorres777 Life is good for now..
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    Plans as in Local to National? Or when you change from TDMA or CDMA? Reason is, i've changed my plans with AT&T so many times. From Local to National (visaversa) and the minutes and i'm my contract still ends in September of 2004 (1 year contract).
     
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    Etorres777 Life is good for now..
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    I agree with you, Tiyuri. Atleast you're going to be on a contract with a company that you know about. Verizon is a little more pricy. I say just sign a contract ATLEAST for one year. I heard it's possible, you just don't get a bigger discount on your phone.
     
  6. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
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    Ask Cingular if there's any GSM plan that you can get into without starting a contract. I believe they require you to enter a contract if you are switching from a non-promotional to a promotional plan. For regular plans, a contract is not required.
     
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    Sorry, but I don't believe this. Have you actually called CS to verify your expiration date?????
     

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