Spotted some good tips on getting out of your cellphone contract, without paying a penalty fee, over at Wiki-How. Most of them we’ve posted already but here’s some new kids on the block.
• Suck a lemon. Due to local lemon laws (which vary by area, so check first), switch to using a phone with known problems. Complain 3 times and poof! You have the legal basis for contract cancellation.
• Check the TOS. Keep a watch on any piece of correspondence for changes to the Terms of Service. If the cellphone company ever changes them, it voids the previous contract and you have 30 days to cancel.
More at Wiki-How.
The other ways?