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I signed a t-mobile contract when i was 16 now im 17

San Jose, CA |

Im 17 now and i can signed a contract (2) years for a tmobile Item and the sales associate who works at tmobile said my Bill would be $244 monthly and i had recently found out my bill turned into $277 I remember asking the associate if my bill would be $244 monthly. so I agreed and signed the contract he asked for my student I.D and i gave it to him also i needed a credit card to confirm the purchase which at the time i did not own one so a associate working there offered to use his and he had co signed for me i walked away with the item not im being billed for something that had turned out to be a complete lie. I also have the paper that said $244 circled with tax but no name or signature. I believe they have it.

To get out of the contract it is an $200 fee is this something id have to take to court or do i have to call up tmobile and deal with this myself

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  1. Someone under the age of 18 cannot be bound by a contract. Cancel the contract and ignore the protests. Make it clear you are cancelling it by sending that information by regular mail and return receipt requested (that's right 2 letters saying the same thing.) Hold onto the receipt in a safe place for when they start claiming you have to pay them beyond the day you cancelled. The only one on the hook is there employee.

    This was a really dumb plan. Especially the sales associate using his credit card...

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  2. As a minor, you can "disaffirm" (cancel) a contract, but you'll have to give the "item" that you bought back.

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