Legal way to get out of cell phone contract WITHOUT paying an earliy termination fee
Are you stuck in a cell phone contract? Have you been told that it will cost you $175.00 per line to terminate your agreement?
Good news. You CAN get out of your cell phone agreement, legally and easily.
I’ll explain two ways:
First, the Material Adverse Clause is a little known part of your cell phone agreement that essentially states that should any terms or conditions change following your signing of the contract, you have a right to terminate without having to pay any Early Termination Fee (ETF).
When you receive your bill each month it includes information regarding any changes, including rate changes, tax changes, etc. None of these changes were present at the time you signed your agreement.
Here’s what to do:
Call your provider and politely but immediately ask to speak to a supervisor (this is a good practise whenever you have a concern and need to contact a company). Refer to your saved bills when speaking with the supervisor and use the term Material Adverse Clause specifically, and refer to the the changes that have occurred in your contract. Tell him/her that you want to cancel your agreement.
That should be the end of it right there, but should you receive any pushback, remind the supervisor of the Material Adverse Clause and the specific changes in your contract and that should put a quick end to any challenge.