iPhone 2 year contract details/fine print - Please Help!
I just bought a new iphone from a friend, and I already have an existing contract with ATT/Cingular. However, imagine my surprise when I attempted to activate my iPhone on itunes and it told me that I had to add on the data plan for 20 bucks a month rather than change my voice plan, but with a little twist. On the bottom of the screen, in fine print, it is written that a 2 year contract is required on all plans.
So I called into customer service, and the representative told me that because I bought an iphone, regardless of how I purchased it, I had to sign a 2 year contract in order to use it, even if my current contract doesnt allow iPhone's voice and data plan because it is a business plan. By signing up for a data plan, I amrenewing my old plan for another two years, whether I liked it or not.
Essentially, according to the customer rep, in order to use an iPhone, I need to sign a 2 year contract, regardless of what that contract is, as long as its two years. I can't just add the data plan for the remainder of my contract, and when that ends, call it quits.
Fortunately, I believe in loopholes, and there HAS to be a loophole in this outrageous system.
Help guys? Is there anything I can do to avoid a 2 year contract?