Our blood brothers at The Consumerist are always looking out for us, and now they've been trying to find us a way to get out of our Verizon contract so we can dump that lame-ass Motorola Q for the iPhone when it comes around this summer. But that method of breaking a Verizon contract without paying an early termination fee because the company raised prices on text messaging turns out not to work very well.
After one reader went around and around with various Verizon supervisors, the company reps just ended up saying, in effect, "Cancel your contract without an early termination fee? Hahahahaha." Dang. Now we'll have to plunk down $200 more for that shiny new iPhone. Maybe it'll be worth it. Any other suggestions on how to quit Verizon without getting fleeced?
Verizon Makes Canceling Over Their Txt Msg Hike Impossible [The Consumerist]