24 February 2012 ~ Comments Off

Leave T-Mobile ETF Free: New Data Roaming Takes Effect 4-5-2012

Beginning on April 5, 2012 the amount of data that T-Mobile subscribers may consume while roaming off the T-Mobile network has been sharply reduced. This in turn may qualify as a material change to the terms of your contract and as a result allow you to call T-Mobile and cancel without any Early Termination Fee (ETF).

Usually when these “loopholes” arise the carriers grant the early callers a relatively easy “Free pass” out of their contract (as they should). Later callers are likely to be greeted with questions about how much roaming they’ve used in the past – and if the amount is minimal it may take a lot of persuading to have the ETF waived.

Here’s the new limits that apply to all subscribers starting 4/5/12:

For more feedback on how others have fared in persuading T-Mobile to cancel their contract without fees – check on this topic at deal site Fatwallet.


Wayne Schulz is a CT CPA and consultant. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, New York City, blogging, technology and searching for the perfect smartphone. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. Contact Wayne by email at wayne@wayneschulz.com. (Important: We are not the manufacturer or seller of any items we've blogged so unfortunately we are unable to provide support or answer questions about them).

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