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[RS] AT&T’s secret loophole: If you want out of an Internet contract, just curse

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In a little-noticed contract tweak recently, AT&T customer service representatives have been empowered to cancel the contract of any customers who behave in an abusive manner towards them.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/3...ct-just-curse/

Now if only this worked for mobile phones
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Actually, there's a very easy way to get off a contract in the USA for your cell phone: do tons of roaming.
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Actually, there's a very easy way to get off a contract in the USA for your cell phone: do tons of roaming.
what?>

wouldnt that just rake up the roaming costs?? leaving you with a gaping hole in your wallet?
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what?>

wouldnt that just rake up the roaming costs?? leaving you with a gaping hole in your wallet?
They will terminate your account. Or at least that's what Sprint does if you roam to much.
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10 dollar for each additional 50GB is not that bad....
but AT&T DSL is pretty slow in my area, so my dad don't even bother to sign up for it lol
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I want this for Verizon.... I just tell them I'm moving out of the country and I get out easily every time.
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If only this worked with everything else
    
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
what?>

wouldnt that just rake up the roaming costs?? leaving you with a gaping hole in your wallet?
Wrong. Unlike here in Canada, as long as you are within the United States, your carrier covers the cost of roaming.

That trick does not apply here in Canada at all.
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Bloom also added that AT&T is not actively "throttling" users who tether their smartphones to computers, but that the company will soon start automatically adding charges to their bills if these customers continue using their phone to surf the Internet.
REALLLLLY irks me. Why the hell do they get to decide how you use the internet connection you buy off them? So someone tethers their phone to their computer. How is that any different from simply using a Wi-Fi connection (from the very same internet connection?)

What the hell next?!
    
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