Getting out of your cell phone contract for free

For those of you drooling over the iPhone but not wanting to pay your carrier a $150-$200 cancellation fee, the Wall Street Journal offers a solution: annoy your carrier. The paper reports that Sprint is canceling the contracts of 1,000 people for calling customer service too often.

The terminated subscribers called an average of 25 times a month, a rate 40 times higher than average customers, Ms. [Sprint spokeswoman Roni] Singleton said.

I can’t imagine calling the phone company almost every day. This could be a job for Mechanical Turk.


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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