Consumerist In NYT For Cellphone Plan Escape Tricks

Cellphone companies will probably receive an increased number of customers dying, joining the military, and moving to remote parts of America after this morning’s article, “Getting Out of a 2-Year Cellphone Contract Alive.”The piece featured one of our readers, Liza Tremblay, who said she escaped Verizon contract after reading some intel on The Consumerist.

We enjoy how cagey the cellphone spokespersons quoted in the article were. You can practically see them squirm.

This is Liza’s story as it originally ran on The Consumerist: Verizon Makes Customers Fax In Old Contract To Cancel Service Without Termination Fee

She followed the information in this post: Script For Escaping Verizon Contracts Without Fee, Based On Text Message Rate Raises.

Additional links related to canceling your cellphone without penalty, inside…


Roundup: Readers Who Canceled Their Cellphones Without Termination Fee
“A selection of posts prompted by reader’s success stories in canceling the cellphone service without early termination fee, and how they did it.”

Everything You Wanted To Know About Canceling Verizon But Were Afraid To Ask
“Step 1: Understand your rights. Verizon has changed their rates, and were obligated to issue a “Legal Notice.”

Script For Escaping Cingular Contracts Without Fee, Based On New Arbitration Clause
“Here’s step by step script for escaping your Cingular contract over the new arbitration clause, without paying a fee.”

Cingular Arbitration Escape Script Addendum
“After trying our method, Jut said: “Finally on each call they gave me some type of hurdle that I couldn’t bypass, like the need to have my original signed contract in hand, or that I needed to go into a brick-and-mortar store, or claiming the computers weren’t working to pull up information they needed.” We’ve got your handy rebuttal right here.”

Cancel Verzion By Moving to Cambodia

UPDATE: Cancel Verizon By Moving to Cambodia

Cancel Your Cellphone By Dying

So You’ve Decided To Join The Army Just To Cancel Your Cellphone

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— BEN POPKEN