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.

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About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at http://blog.agrawals.org and tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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