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BREAK YOUR CINGULAR CONTRACT WITHOUT A FEE, THANKS TO THEM RAISING THEIR TEXT MESSAGING FEES

BREAK YOUR CINGULAR CONTRACT WITHOUT A FEE, THANKS TO THEM RAISING THEIR TEXT MESSAGING FEES

CingularCingular customers may have noticed the cellphone provider changing its text message rates from $.10 to $.15 and realize they can use that to escape their contract without an early termination fee.

Verizon and Sprint raised their text message rates earlier this year and customers were able to escape them as well. Cingular seems to have learned from the other company’s "mistakes" and has drilled its reps to tow a tougher line.

To beat them, you will need your warrior gaze, and this piece of clause in your contract…

From Cingular’s Terms of Service:

"IF WE INCREASE THE PRICE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES TO WHICH YOU SUBSCRIBE…YOU MAY TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT WITHOUT PAYING AN EARLY TERMINATION FEE… PROVIDED YOUR NOTICE OF TERMINATION IS DELIVERED TO US WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST BILL REFLECTING THE CHANGE."

The text message rate change is effective Jan 21, 2007. You have 30 days from then to break the contract. The change affects all postpaid and Pick-Your-Plan customers not currently subscribed to an SMS package.

For the rest of this story and more information on this important topic visit: www.consumerist.com 

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