I’m currently a satisfied customer of T-Mobile. and hopefully, I’ll remain one. But since the time may come when I want to switch providers, it pays to have an exit strategy.
If you have already reached that point, here are some ways to get out of your T-Mobile contract without paying the early termination fee.
6 Ways to Get Out of a T-Mobile Contract
If you can find someone you know who is willing to take over your plan, you can actually change the financial responsibility of the contract. If you can’t find someone on your own, there are services like CellPlanDepot.com that match up people looking to trade plans.
5. Have Them Show You the Contract
T-Mobile can’t hold you to a contract if they don’t have a copy of it. They probably do, but it can’t hurt to ask. If they do
come up with it, you can proceed with the next step.
6. Take Them to Court
You may be unsuccessful in convincing T-Mobile representatives that you don’t have good service or that they adversely changed your contract without adequate notification. If this happens, you can simply file a case against them in small claims court. Unless T-Mobile hires a lawyer to travel to your jurisdiction, you will win by default. Or they may want to settle the case outside of court by refunding you the termination fee.
The problem here is that you can only win monetary damages already incurred. If you haven’t yet paid the termination fee, you can’t win a judgment based on expected future losses.
Were you able to successfully get out of your T-Mobile contract without paying the early termination fee? What strategy worked for you?