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We are heading back to Devon in two weeks (yippee!) but would like to know if anyone has any advice on cancelling phone contracts. We have three phones and are paying Optus $160 a month. We have seven months left on the contract.

morally, we realise that we should continue paying, but with so many costs involved with moving back, this is something we want to avoid if possible. Has anyone had any experience with this?

Any advice would be much appreciated ?


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We are heading back to Devon in two weeks (yippee!) but would like to know if anyone has any advice on cancelling phone contracts. We have three phones and are paying Optus $160 a month. We have seven months left on the contract.

morally, we realise that we should continue paying, but with so many costs involved with moving back, this is something we want to avoid if possible. Has anyone had any experience with this?

Any advice would be much appreciated 

 

Sadly you only have 2 choices. 1. Pay out the contract 2. Skip the country and don't pay.

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To be honest I would just go and forget about it. It's just a phone contract at the end of the day.


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I've heard of Agencies chasing debts from the UK to Australia, is this correct?


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I've heard of Agencies chasing debts from the UK to Australia, is this correct?

 

No, it just wouldn't be worth the while, there'd be no way to legally enforce the debt, debt owed to the government is different however.


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So I can tell EE to go and multiply! ;-)


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So I can tell EE to go and multiply! ;-)

 

So long as you are 100 per cent sure you won't be moving back to the U.K.


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I just paid off my contract just in case i wanted to go back and didn't want credit rating affected..also I felt obliged to as that's what I agreed to..glad I did as I will be returning

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Is it allowed to break the contract and just pay a penalty? That's how it works where I live.


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I'd tell them you're going and they will probably charge a cancellation fee. Some stories of utilities blacklisting people and affecting credit status - not sure if true but why burn your bridges if you want to come back at some stage?

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I'd tell them you're going and they will probably charge a cancellation fee.

 

Yes, I would do that. Tell them you are only willing to pay a lot less than paying off the contract - as the alternative for them is your not paying anything after you leave.

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