This is a discussion on Jumped in with both feet... within the T-Mobile forums, part of the Android Phone Carriers category; Originally Posted by number 9 Originally Posted by cabinets As I have posted on other threads, I gave up my iPhone 3gs (twice) for the ...
Just got off the phone with a guy at T-Mobile. According to him if I bring my own phone to t-mobile to try their service, they give the customer a 20 day grace period in the state of Virginia. If canceled with in the 20 days there is NO ETF.
Buying the phone through google with the tmobile contract your not actually buying the phone through tmobile. In fact it's no different then taking a phone out of your pocket and starting a tmobile plan with it. So the guy i quoted above is correct, google will charge you the $150 EFR but tmobile will NOT because your with in the 20 day grace period of trying their network. If you don't like it your free to leave.
The guy i talked to over the phone also verified the $40 a month unlimited data plan, so everything is looking very promising.
If you cancel or downgrade your T-Mobile service within 120 days of activation, you will be charged an Equipment Recovery Fee of US$150.00.
More information about the Equipment Recovery Fee can be found in the Terms of Sale. You authorize Google to charge this amount to your credit card if you cancel or downgrade your service plan within the 120 day period. If you qualify, you may be able to avoid this Equipment Recovery Fee by either reactivating your service plan or returning the handset for a refund minus a restocking fee. Phone returns are accepted only during the return period set out in the Return Policy and only for phones that have not been engraved with a personal message. Returning the phone does not cancel your T-Mobile contract and you may also be subject to early termination fees based on that agreement.
How can service in a place called Alpharetta be so good, when it's terrible in a city like New Orleans. I'm starting to think it's not T-Mo though, but the phone itself. A friend of mine has no problems and he's been a T-mo subbie for years.
I hope it truly is a software problem and not a hardware issue.