Cancellation Fee?

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  1. jakemcilroy

    jakemcilroy Active Member

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    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?
     
  2. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    US Cellular will charge you for anything. Yes they will charge you.
     
  3. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    as will all the others
     
  5. BigBake

    BigBake Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. LZclone

    LZclone Active Member

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    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.
     
  7. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    it cant hurt to call in and see what they will do, but if its that important, $25 isnt that much to get out.
     
  8. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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

    jakemcilroy Active Member

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    I have no idea where I came up with the $175. I'm hungover.
     
  11. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt call them money hungry. when you break a contract early, there are penalties.
     
  12. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    i think most other company's are.
     
  13. Cyclone62

    Cyclone62 Well-Known Member

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

    jakemcilroy Active Member

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    18% is for teachers...you have to show a pay stub.
     
  15. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    if you are happy with us cellular, it cant hurt to ask.
     
  16. Legend12

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  17. LZclone

    LZclone Active Member

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    If the account was opened in Iowa you can cancel ANYTIME at no charge. Fact.
     
  18. jakemcilroy

    jakemcilroy Active Member

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    thanks guys...I love message boards.
     
  19. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    not true. fact
     
  20. JHudd

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