How Do I Get Out Of A Mobile Phone Contract?
January 26, 2017 (No Comments) by Aoife Crilly

Are you wondering how to get out of your mobile phone contract? You must be. If not you wouldn’t be here reading this! So, you’re probably pretty unhappy with the current contract you’re in and more than likely pretty desperate to break the contact some how. Phone companies tend to be extremely vague in advising how you can get out of a bill pay contract which makes a lot of sense because they want to keep getting your hard earned cash. It’s because of this you’ll find it very difficult to locate a clear guide on how to get out of the contract without it costing you a fortune.

You might want to get out of your contract because you found a generous plan that is more suited to your requirements or you may want to switch back to the good old fashioned prepay or like mentioned above, the service may just not be up to scratch. Whatever the reason may be, it is a lot simpler than you might think it is. There are only a few easy steps to get out of a mobile phone contract. But how exactly do you go about it?

Work Out The Cost Of Ending Your Contract

cost of how to get out of my mobile phone contract

Firstly, you should figure out how your wallet is affected by this. If you decide to cancel your contract during the minimum term, you may have to pay the rest of the contract. That means if you decide to leave your plan early, you will have to pay an early termination fee as a result. This fee is based on how long you’ve been on that contract and how many months you have left. You may have to pay the remaining months of that contract in one fee.

This is something you should definitely consider if you are still unsure as to whether you want to leave your contract or not. Although this might be a downside to axing your contract, you can pay with no VAT charge. Mobile networks tend to forget this but it’s your legal right to not pay VAT for a cancelled contract. It is better to make sure to ask your current network if the VAT is taken off of the early termination fee. Keep in mind that this will only be a fraction cheaper. Don’t expect to get an enormous amount off your fee.

What You Need To Know

Payment

paying to get out of my mobile phone contract

After you figure out how much it is to leave your contract, you must let your mobile provider know that you wish to leave. You will have to contact your current mobile network thirty days before you want to end your contract. This is so they have time to get you out of your contract by the end of the next month. If you are staying with your current network and switching to prepay, you will have to go into one of their stores and buy a new sim card after the thirty days notice.

Poor Service

If the service on the network has not been what you were promised then you need to prove this and use this as your reason to cancel the contract with your phone provider. Dropped calls, poor receptions, missed text messages and poor internet connections can all be reasons that the service is not living up to the agreement you signed. If this is the case you’re in a great position to break your mobile phone contract with your provider. Start tracking these for a week or two if it is an issue and next thing you know you’ll be free!

Changes To T&C’s

If your mobile provider makes changes to your contract agreement without giving you notice you have an opportunity to raise this with them and potentially this will provide you with an additional loophole. You are meant to to get notification that specifics have changed and then have 30 days to address it. BUT, if you were never told in the first place this will give you some great leverage to start the process of getting out of your mobile phone contract.

If you are planning to switch to another phone company, take a few things into consideration such as network coverage, payment schemes and potential discounts. If you are moving to another network, contact them as soon as possible after cancelling your contract. Usually you can keep your mobile phone number if you want to switch to any network, this is known as Mobile Number Portability.

Switching

You can relax now, as you don’t have to do anymore work. If you are switching network, your new network will do the switching for you. They will make the switch as soon as they can. If you want to get an exact date, you can always contact them. You will be notified as soon as the switch is complete and welcomed by your mobile network. If you are switching to prepay, they will move your bill pay contract number onto a new prepay sim. 

So now that you know how to give your mobile phone contract the axe, it couldn’t be any easier. If you find yourself stuck, you can always call your mobile network for more information if needs be. Additionally if you have any other suggestions we’d love to hear then and share them with the other readers in the comments section or on our social channels so they can benefit from your experience.

Aoife Crilly
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How Do I Get Out Of A Mobile Phone Contract?
January 26, 2017 (No Comments) by Aoife Crilly

Are you wondering how to get out of your mobile phone contract? You must be. If not you wouldn’t be here reading this! So, you’re probably pretty unhappy with the current contract you’re in and more than likely pretty desperate to break the contact some how. Phone companies tend to be extremely vague in advising how you can get out of a bill pay contract which makes a lot of sense because they want to keep getting your hard earned cash. It’s because of this you’ll find it very difficult to locate a clear guide on how to get out of the contract without it costing you a fortune.

You might want to get out of your contract because you found a generous plan that is more suited to your requirements or you may want to switch back to the good old fashioned prepay or like mentioned above, the service may just not be up to scratch. Whatever the reason may be, it is a lot simpler than you might think it is. There are only a few easy steps to get out of a mobile phone contract. But how exactly do you go about it?

Work Out The Cost Of Ending Your Contract

cost of how to get out of my mobile phone contract

Firstly, you should figure out how your wallet is affected by this. If you decide to cancel your contract during the minimum term, you may have to pay the rest of the contract. That means if you decide to leave your plan early, you will have to pay an early termination fee as a result. This fee is based on how long you’ve been on that contract and how many months you have left. You may have to pay the remaining months of that contract in one fee.

This is something you should definitely consider if you are still unsure as to whether you want to leave your contract or not. Although this might be a downside to axing your contract, you can pay with no VAT charge. Mobile networks tend to forget this but it’s your legal right to not pay VAT for a cancelled contract. It is better to make sure to ask your current network if the VAT is taken off of the early termination fee. Keep in mind that this will only be a fraction cheaper. Don’t expect to get an enormous amount off your fee.

What You Need To Know

Payment

paying to get out of my mobile phone contract

After you figure out how much it is to leave your contract, you must let your mobile provider know that you wish to leave. You will have to contact your current mobile network thirty days before you want to end your contract. This is so they have time to get you out of your contract by the end of the next month. If you are staying with your current network and switching to prepay, you will have to go into one of their stores and buy a new sim card after the thirty days notice.

Poor Service

If the service on the network has not been what you were promised then you need to prove this and use this as your reason to cancel the contract with your phone provider. Dropped calls, poor receptions, missed text messages and poor internet connections can all be reasons that the service is not living up to the agreement you signed. If this is the case you’re in a great position to break your mobile phone contract with your provider. Start tracking these for a week or two if it is an issue and next thing you know you’ll be free!

Changes To T&C’s

If your mobile provider makes changes to your contract agreement without giving you notice you have an opportunity to raise this with them and potentially this will provide you with an additional loophole. You are meant to to get notification that specifics have changed and then have 30 days to address it. BUT, if you were never told in the first place this will give you some great leverage to start the process of getting out of your mobile phone contract.

If you are planning to switch to another phone company, take a few things into consideration such as network coverage, payment schemes and potential discounts. If you are moving to another network, contact them as soon as possible after cancelling your contract. Usually you can keep your mobile phone number if you want to switch to any network, this is known as Mobile Number Portability.

Switching

You can relax now, as you don’t have to do anymore work. If you are switching network, your new network will do the switching for you. They will make the switch as soon as they can. If you want to get an exact date, you can always contact them. You will be notified as soon as the switch is complete and welcomed by your mobile network. If you are switching to prepay, they will move your bill pay contract number onto a new prepay sim. 

So now that you know how to give your mobile phone contract the axe, it couldn’t be any easier. If you find yourself stuck, you can always call your mobile network for more information if needs be. Additionally if you have any other suggestions we’d love to hear then and share them with the other readers in the comments section or on our social channels so they can benefit from your experience.

Aoife Crilly
Life and style writer. Lover of spicebags and other Irish cuisine. Fashion enthusiast.

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