View Poll Results: What is your opinion of contracts

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  • 5 - Very Positive : I would sign a contract to get a better deal

    1 5.56%
  • 4 - Positive : I might sign a contract

    2 11.11%
  • 3 - Neutral

    2 11.11%
  • 2 - Negative : prefer not to sign a contract but might

    7 38.89%
  • 1 - Very Negative : I would never sign a contract

    6 33.33%
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Thread: What are your thoughts on contracts?

  1. #1
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    What are your thoughts on contracts?

    Mobilicity/Wind/Public Mobile are all 'no contract' companies
    Videotron has 36 month contract option

    What are your thoughts on contracts?
    Would you sign a contract to get a subsidized phone?

    I personally hate contracts.
    I will pay for my phone upfront - just don't overcharge me on the handset.
    Carrier should sell handsets at cost (or near cost) to customers that want to buy the handset.

  2. #2
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    I once signed a 1 year contract, anything more I wouldn't do. Other than that, I've taken over my brother's contract twice when he couldn't use the phone anymore and was stuck with it, but that was a case of saving him the ECF and then figuring out what to do wtih the plan myself to finally pass it off without paying the ECF. It worked, but since then I've not gone into any contracts.
    The word 'Pentaband' means '5 Bands', from the Greek word 'pente' meaning '5'. For a phone to be pentaband it has to support 5 bands. If the phone has AWS support, it doesn't automatically mean that it is pentaband.

    Don't send me PMs for questions that can be asked publicly.

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    I would consider signing a contract if the cancellation fees were remotely fair. Until then I will stick to month to month.

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    ^
    Exactly, and being in Quebec, they are. Hence I am more than willing to sign a contract. That said, I do buy my own phone and the contracts i sign are therefore easy to get out of: $49 to cancel. So I must say I certainly feel like im not on contract!
    17.50 ("killer plan": 200 mins by the second, unlimited E/W from 5pm) + 10 (retention VP: 2500 SMS, CD, VM) + 30 (data plan: 6GB with tethering) - 10 (data credit)
    = $47.50 + 911 + tax
    If you're selling a good plan on Telus, Bell, or Rogers, PM me.

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    It all depends on the contract. I have no problems with contract service as long as A: they were 2 years or less, B: not so heavily slanted to protect the service provider and were fair and reasonable to both parties, (something they are not now). There is a value to contracts, with subsidizing phones and ensuring some tenure to the service provider, just not when the contract will out last the lifespan of the device.

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