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How much it costs to divorce AT&T and jump on the Verizon iPhone: a handy calculator

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How much it costs to divorce AT&T and jump on the Verizon iPhone: a handy calculator
Some of you have been torn for quite a long time between the desire to own an iPhone, and the better Veizon coverage in their area, but went for Apple's gadget anyway, locking themselves up into an AT&T two-year contract. Now that the Verizon iPhone is a fact, you no longer have to be between a rock and a hard place, so you might decide to jump ship.

A contract is a contract, though, and those ETF fees can be quite unpleasant, especially with the convoluted terms the carriers are binding you. If you wonder how much will the whole Verizon-rocks-man-I-love-me-iPhone undertaking cost you, there is a handy calculator posted by user MM over at the scientific search engine Wolfram Alpha. It prorates the ETF in accordance with how many months you have left of your contract, and also takes into account the doubling of the Early Termination Fee that AT&T introduced on June 1st.

The ETF calculation widget is embedded below for your convenience, and if you have just bought an iPhone last month, the divorce with AT&T will run you the cool $315.



source: WolframAlpha via MobileCrunch

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posted on 12 Jan 2011, 17:12

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2301; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Im more interested in hearing how much Apple had to cough up to divorce AT&T myself. They did have a contract until 2012 after all.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 18:48

5. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)


does the cost include buying the iPhone at verizon? andwhat about family plans? i have five lines for AT&T

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 12:58

6. JazzPurr (unregistered)


@therygy - oh wow 5LINES that ETF for each line if the the contract isn't up so take all your lines and x it by the ETF amount. yuck

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