US Cellular is changing its pay-as-you-go text message rates from $.15-$.20 July 1st, potentially giving customers a chance to exit contract without early termination fee.
This kind of rate change could count as a materially adverse change of contract. These are when the provider changes the terms of your contract in a negative way that could have affected your decision to enter the contract in the first place, like with a price increase. Numerous cellphone customers have used these text message rate changes as a way to escape their contract without paying the usual $175.
You can’t use the change, however, if you have a text messaging plan.
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— BEN POPKEN