Originally Posted by Clayton Bibsby
As far as I'm concerned, the contract allows you to use that service, and when it's up, your service is up.
The contract is simply there to make sure that T-mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint get their money for the price of the phone. They aren't giving you an $800 phone for $200. You are putting a $200 down payment on the phone and then paying off the rest through the life of the contract, and if you terminate early you have to pay a hefty fee to get out of the contract.
It has nothing to do with service.