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Old 10-27-2006, 05:20 AM
randy
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You have 30 days to get out of what ever happened.

Then try again, with eyes wide open!
randy


Scott en Aztlán wrote:
> I've been with Cingular for several years now. I have been
> month-to-month since day one - one of the reasons I switched to
> Cingular was because, unlike T-Mobile, they would let me sign up
> without a long-term contract. Since then I have added two additional
> lines to my Family Talk plan, and each time my account remained
> month-to-month.
>
> The other day I added another line. The clerk at the Cingular store
> made no mention of any contract, and I assumed I would simply be
> billed an additional $9.99/month for the additional line with no other
> changes. Tonight I checked my account on the Cingular web site, and
> there is a highly suspicious "24 months" in the "terms" field for the
> new line (the original phones all say "0" in this field). Did I just
> get ****ed into a 24-month contract?



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Old 10-27-2006, 07:18 PM
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Be careful with the 30 day return clause.... In the fine print they can
screw you over. For example if you recieved discounted hardware (a
phone or phones discounted as part of contract signing) there is
sometimes a condition that explicitly invlaidates the 30 day return...
I fell vicitim to this once with Verizon. Not only did I not get my
money back for the handsets, I was also billed for late charges for the
one week of service I had the phones activated. The total was over $500
dollars, the handsets being charged at $220 each (these were free on
contract singing, but when I decided to take advantage of the 30 day
return I broke the terms of agreement making the discount possible,
meaning I had to pay for the phones).

I was lied to by the sales clerk who told me on activation that there
would be no problem. I threatened legal action against Verizon and they
pointed me to the contract. They were right.

While I have not delt with Cingular on this issue, I would just say
buyer beware.


randy wrote:
> You have 30 days to get out of what ever happened.
>
> Then try again, with eyes wide open!
> randy
>
>
> Scott en Aztlán wrote:
> > I've been with Cingular for several years now. I have been
> > month-to-month since day one - one of the reasons I switched to
> > Cingular was because, unlike T-Mobile, they would let me sign up
> > without a long-term contract. Since then I have added two additional
> > lines to my Family Talk plan, and each time my account remained
> > month-to-month.
> >
> > The other day I added another line. The clerk at the Cingular store
> > made no mention of any contract, and I assumed I would simply be
> > billed an additional $9.99/month for the additional line with no other
> > changes. Tonight I checked my account on the Cingular web site, and
> > there is a highly suspicious "24 months" in the "terms" field for the
> > new line (the original phones all say "0" in this field). Did I just
> > get ****ed into a 24-month contract?



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Old 10-28-2006, 12:14 AM
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Be careful with the 30 day return clause.... In the fine print they can
screw you over. For example if you recieved discounted hardware (a
phone or phones discounted as part of contract signing) there is
sometimes a condition that explicitly invlaidates the 30 day return...
I fell vicitim to this once with Verizon. Not only did I not get my
money back for the handsets, I was also billed for late charges for the
one week of service I had the phones activated. The total was over $500
dollars, the handsets being charged at $220 each (these were free on
contract singing, but when I decided to take advantage of the 30 day
return I broke the terms of agreement making the discount possible,
meaning I had to pay for the phones).

I was lied to by the sales clerk who told me on activation that there
would be no problem. I threatened legal action against Verizon and they
pointed me to the contract. They were right.

While I have not delt with Cingular on this issue, I would just say
buyer beware.



randy wrote:
> You have 30 days to get out of what ever happened.
>
> Then try again, with eyes wide open!
> randy
>
>
> Scott en Aztlán wrote:
> > I've been with Cingular for several years now. I have been
> > month-to-month since day one - one of the reasons I switched to
> > Cingular was because, unlike T-Mobile, they would let me sign up
> > without a long-term contract. Since then I have added two additional
> > lines to my Family Talk plan, and each time my account remained
> > month-to-month.
> >
> > The other day I added another line. The clerk at the Cingular store
> > made no mention of any contract, and I assumed I would simply be
> > billed an additional $9.99/month for the additional line with no other
> > changes. Tonight I checked my account on the Cingular web site, and
> > there is a highly suspicious "24 months" in the "terms" field for the
> > new line (the original phones all say "0" in this field). Did I just
> > get ****ed into a 24-month contract?



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Old 10-28-2006, 04:01 PM
John Navas
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On 27 Oct 2006 17:14:40 -0700, "JDeats" <Jeremy.Deats@gmail.com> wrote
in <1161976542.453867.314800@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups .com>:

>Be careful with the 30 day return clause.... In the fine print they can
>screw you over. For example if you recieved discounted hardware (a
>phone or phones discounted as part of contract signing) there is
>sometimes a condition that explicitly invlaidates the 30 day return...
>I fell vicitim to this once with Verizon. Not only did I not get my
>money back for the handsets, I was also billed for late charges for the
>one week of service I had the phones activated. The total was over $500
>dollars, the handsets being charged at $220 each (these were free on
>contract singing, but when I decided to take advantage of the 30 day
>return I broke the terms of agreement making the discount possible,
>meaning I had to pay for the phones).
>
>I was lied to by the sales clerk who told me on activation that there
>would be no problem. I threatened legal action against Verizon and they
>pointed me to the contract. They were right.
>
>While I have not delt with Cingular on this issue, I would just say
>buyer beware.


It's not an issue in the case of Cingular.

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Old 10-30-2006, 01:00 PM
Thomas T. Veldhouse
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JDeats <Jeremy.Deats@gmail.com> wrote:
> Be careful with the 30 day return clause.... In the fine print they can
> screw you over. For example if you recieved discounted hardware (a
> phone or phones discounted as part of contract signing) there is
> sometimes a condition that explicitly invlaidates the 30 day return...
> I fell vicitim to this once with Verizon. Not only did I not get my
> money back for the handsets, I was also billed for late charges for the
> one week of service I had the phones activated. The total was over $500
> dollars, the handsets being charged at $220 each (these were free on
> contract singing, but when I decided to take advantage of the 30 day
> return I broke the terms of agreement making the discount possible,
> meaning I had to pay for the phones).
>


That is because there is a 30 day period you are allowed to change the plan.
There is only a 14 day period to return the phones. That is clearly spelled
out and communicated just about everywhere I have looked.

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