There is this great Video Tutorial: How to Get Out of Your Verizon Contract Without an Early Termination Fee by Ely Rosenstock of Crastinate.com.

I enjoyed watching it, it is just over nine minutes long, and learning how, by using Verizon’s own wording, you can get out of your contract.  However it sounds like a lot of work, i.e. Ely Rosenstock said he spoke with five different people before his contract was terminated.  But I do want to get out of AT&T soon and use the lovely iPhone 3G.

Crastinate.com has a series of articles of Ely Rosenstock trying and eventually canceling his contract.

Verizon Ignores Customer Agreement, GameFly Does it Right – July 18
Verizon Update – July 20
Verizon Finally Agrees to Follow Their Own Contract – July 21
How to Port Your Number Without Paying the Early Termination Fee – July 29

Finally there is the AT&T Refer-A-Friend program.  Every time an AT&T person refers a friend, that person gets an AT&T $25 gift card and the friend does too.  If you don’t have a friend, email Ely Rosenstock to refer you so that both you and he get the $25 gift card.


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6 Responses to “How to Get Out of Your Verizon Contract Without an Early Termination Fee”

Topher wrote a comment on July 29, 2008

Very cool… I’m kinda upset at all of the billers out there:

Check out this interview on Fresh Air about “Gotcha Capitalism”
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17898418

Mark R. wrote a comment on June 13, 2009

“If you don’t have a friend, email Ely Rosenstock to refer you so that both you and he get the $25 gift card.”

if you don’t have a friend, then who are you going to call on your cell phone?

seonghuhn wrote a comment on June 13, 2009

Excellent point. I should have said if you don’t have a friend on AT&T. But it sounds funnier that way. :-)

sam wrote a comment on April 5, 2010

You can also use a free swapping service like http://www.mobileswap.org/carrier?id=6

verizon hater wrote a comment on August 2, 2010

what if they still don’t let me out by using the federal universe service charge what do i do

seonghuhn wrote a comment on August 2, 2010

Mr. Verizon Hater,
You might want to email Ely Rosenstock, the creator of this tutorial video, at ely@crastinate.com.

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