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Cancel Sprint Without Early Termination Fees

You can no longer take advantage of the change below to cancel your service contract. However, wait until January 1st, 2010, and another material contract change will let you escape your contract. Between January 1st and January 31st, 2010, you can cancel your contract because they are increasing the monthly regulatory fees from $0.20 to $0.40 [3].

If you have a Sprint cell phone contract and have been waiting for a contract change in order to cancel your contract, an opportunity while you were watching the ball drop in Times Square! Sprint announced that they would be increasing the Administrative Charge to $0.99 per line, which is a material change to the contract and is your chance to get it terminated while avoiding the early termination fees (ETF).

From their website:

Administrative Charge
Effective Jan. 1, 2009, the Administrative
Charge will increase to $0.99 per line. For
details on surcharges, please see Sprint Terms
& Conditions or visit sprint.com/taxesandfees [4]

If you can cancel (ETF waiver), it may be a way for you to get some additional services for free because they’ll want you back on contract or to stick with them. A warning though, as an experience by one Consumerist reader [5] has shown, Spring won’t give up without a fight. Unfortunately, you’ll have to do it before the end of January because you need to dispute changes within 30 days.

Good luck!