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    Cancellation Fee?

    I'm a US Cellular customer since 1998. My contact is up February 10th, 2009. Are they going to charge me the full $175 cancellation fee if I cancel before then? If so, obviously I'll wait the 3 months.

    I'm a teacher and Verizon has 18% monthly discount so I'm going to switch to them sooner or later.

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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    US Cellular will charge you for anything. Yes they will charge you.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    us cellular's break fee is $150 and it is pro-rated. if your contract ends Feb 10th, your fee should be around $25. not sure where you got $175.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    US Cellular will charge you for anything. Yes they will charge you.

    as will all the others


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by jakemcilroy View Post
    I'm a US Cellular customer since 1998. My contact is up February 10th, 2009. Are they going to charge me the full $175 cancellation fee if I cancel before then? If so, obviously I'll wait the 3 months.

    I'm a teacher and Verizon has 18% monthly discount so I'm going to switch to them sooner or later.

    Any thoughts?
    If you signed a contract (got a new phone) on Feb 10th 2007 then yes, you are in a 24 month contract.

    Although...if you've been with them for 10 years call and ask them if they'll match the price you'd get with Verizon. You never know.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    IF you signed the contract while a resident of IOWA, you are good to go. I"m a teacher as well. I opened a Verizon account before moving to Illinois, I had no problems with the cancellation. The Iowa legislature passed a law several years ago that prevents being charged cancellation fees. Call US cellular and let them know that. They cannot charge you a cancellation fee if the account was opened in Iowa.



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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    it cant hurt to call in and see what they will do, but if its that important, $25 isnt that much to get out.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    as will all the others
    Agree. I didn't mean to come off as a hater of US Cellular. All phone companies are money hungry. They won't cut you a break even though your $25 mean nothing to them.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by LZclone View Post
    IF you signed the contract while a resident of IOWA, you are good to go. The Iowa legislature passed a law several years ago that prevents being charged cancellation fees. Call US cellular and let them know that. They cannot charge you a cancellation fee if the account was opened in Iowa.

    they can charge it. thats why its pro-rated.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    I have no idea where I came up with the $175. I'm hungover.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Agree. I didn't mean to come off as a hater of US Cellular. All phone companies are money hungry. They won't cut you a break even though your $25 mean nothing to them.

    i wouldnt call them money hungry. when you break a contract early, there are penalties.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by jakemcilroy View Post
    I have no idea where I came up with the $175. I'm hungover.

    i think most other company's are.


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    Wait, is the 18% discount to teachers, new members, or just in general?


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    Re: Cancellation Fee?

    18% is for teachers...you have to show a pay stub.


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    if you are happy with us cellular, it cant hurt to ask.


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