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Getting out of a Singtel contract

Postby Wellman » Thu, 06 May 2010 2:12 pm

Say if I had a one year contract with Singtel for an iPhone, is there any way I could get out of it without having to pay the 800 dollars cancellation charge?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 May 2010 2:30 pm

Diplomatic Clause?

Otherwise you're probably......

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Postby MinSG » Thu, 06 May 2010 2:35 pm

Yes. Cancel it after 1 year.

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Postby Wellman » Thu, 06 May 2010 2:37 pm

MinSG wrote:Yes. Cancel it after 1 year.


I asked the question because I might not be able to do this, I may have to leave Singapore within the year.

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Postby MinSG » Thu, 06 May 2010 2:44 pm

For sure they will not let you walk away for free. You may visit their customer service and try to negotiate for lower fee.

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Postby carteki » Thu, 06 May 2010 2:48 pm

Move your contract to the lowest available tarriff and leave that money in your bank account. It will work out cheaper to pay off the contract than to pay the $800 exit fee. You may find another expat who is looking to take over the remainder of the contract as they don't want to sign for 2 years.
How long is left?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 06 May 2010 3:03 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Diplomatic Clause?

Otherwise you're probably......

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HA!

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Back on-topic, yes; it may be cheaper to just set up something to pay off the remaining months.

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Postby Wellman » Thu, 06 May 2010 5:17 pm

carteki wrote:Move your contract to the lowest available tarriff and leave that money in your bank account. It will work out cheaper to pay off the contract than to pay the $800 exit fee. You may find another expat who is looking to take over the remainder of the contract as they don't want to sign for 2 years.
How long is left?


I haven't signed up for it yet but I want to. Probably a year contract but there's a slight chance I could be moved out of Singapore within that year.

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Postby booey » Tue, 11 May 2010 8:38 pm

why not speak to them and see what they can do for u?

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Postby Wellman » Tue, 11 May 2010 11:06 pm

booey wrote:why not speak to them and see what they can do for u?


This is Singapore, there is only one way, the process!

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Complain about signal strength

Postby Levikane » Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:11 pm

I If you have bad reception at your home or office, you could complain about the lack of signal strength. They will send out a technician, and if your concerns are founded it is grounds for cancellation. You may still have to compensate the unpaid $$ of the phone though.

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Postby Kerrstar » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 3:29 pm

Buy the phone outright and get a month by month plan.


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