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Verizon: Still Evil

So Verizon will let you change your plan without re-upping your contract (opens in new tab). That's Good.

Verizon, like all carriers, are very unforgiving about letting you get out of contracts early without paying early termination fees. That's Bad.

Verizon can choose to cancel your contract on you for "good cause" and then still charge you the early termination fee. That's ugly Evil.

Consumerist found the nasty clause in Verizon's contract:

We're all very familiar with the idea that a consumer has to pay an early termination fee if they drop service before their contract is over, but this clause comes as somewhat of a surprise: "An early termination fee will apply...if we terminate [your service] early for good cause."

Sorta makes two empty cans o' corn and a bit of string look a little more appealing as a communication option. The Green Giant won't be charging you any early termination fees. He "stands for goodness", not evil. If only tin cans ran Windows Mobile.

WC Staff
WC Staff
3 Comments
  • This is becoming popular...I guess Sprint opened up the gates?
    AT&T is doing something similar for their internet service:"AT&T's new Terms of Service give AT&T the right to suspend your account and all service "for conduct that AT&T believes"..."(c) tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries." Source
    What makes the Verizon case scary espeically for WM users, is if they go over their allotment of unlimited data (yes, that's an oxymoron). :eek:
  • Don't companies like Sprint and Verizon always let you upgrade your plans but not the other way around? So now Verizon allow you to downgrade too?
  • Don't companies like Sprint and Verizon always let you upgrade your plans but not the other way around? So now Verizon allow you to downgrade too?
    You can downgrade your plan as long as your main line is a plan above 49.95 (may be higher) I believe. Adding text plans, data, etc don't extend your contract, but changes to the minutes does.