Just a short aside to let you know what happened with my cellphone contract. Ah, it would have been too easy if I was actually able to cancel it due to my move abroad (like I was told by the T-Mobile customer service in January). No, things are about as straight-forward with T-Mobile as with O2. Which means not at all.
I have since been told that no, there is no way out of my contract before October, or rather, I can cancel it, but I will have to pay the service charges anyway, which makes no sense at all because that means paying for a service which I will then have no way of using (internet, included minutes, etc.). Haha, yeah, I don’t think so. Apparently, I can downgrade to a cheaper plan, though, and while that is not free either, it will still save me a little money (about 25% of the remaining service charges).
I know I have little reason to complain as just about anything else has gone as smoothly as it possibly could so far, but moving abroad is stressful as it is. No need for these companies to make it even harder.