Cingular Discovers Unintended Consequences

Via Digg, I found this article about a woman who had her cell contract cancelled by Cingular. Her phone was roaming onto competing networks too frequently and thus she wasn’t a good little cash cow.

Here comes the funny part. A few of the Digg comments suggest that this can be done on purpose to escape Cingular’s normally termination-proof contracts. Here’s one example:

When I moved I became fed up with Cingular’s spotty service, so I asked out of the contract. They said no, of course. I connected my phone to another network and dialed my wife’s phone that was on another network and played music through the handsets every night for a month. I was canceled the following month.


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