If you desire for the latest and hot new cell phone at reasonable prices then you will have to sign a 2 year service agreement with the phone carrier. However, when you want to terminate the service before you complete your contract period then you will have to pay steep fee and face other consequences. So, it is best for you to completely learn and understand the terms and conditions of the agreement before you sign it. Getting out of a phone contract is possible but not easy all the time.
Buy Yourself Out
The easiest and best way to move out of the phone contract, is by calling your service provider and ask for the cancellation of your services. You will have to pay early termination fee, which will be around $150 and $300. Yes, the fee does seem to be a little too much at the beginning but it would not matter if you are shifting to a cheaper phone plan. It will be cheap if buy an old contract than continuously pay the rates until the expiry date.
If you do not have an unlimited plan, and instead charged per minute or per text on your phone, you can successfully cancel your account if the rates are changed. For example if the rates for texting have changed from 5 cents to 7 then this change may give you chance to find your way out of your contract. If the terms of your contract are changed then you can opt out of the contract anytime by talking to a customer service representative. It will not be a simple conversation but the customer service reps will try to keep you in your contract.
Sell Your Contract
If you cannot use the terms changes as a reason to cancel your contract and cannot afford to pay the early termination fee then try selling your contract. There are many services online where you can buy, sell and trade your mobile phone contracts for a moderate fee. If you plan using this method then make sure you look into important info concerning payment liability and other legal ramifications, so that you do not fall into legal troubles in the future.
These are a few ways to find your way out of your cell phone contracts.
Jony charis is author of How to get out of Cell Phone Contracts. she is writes for buzz2fone , which is mobile technology news blog. Also find more technology related blogs at buzz2fone blog directory.