Controversial 500 Startups Company,, Smashes Cell Phone Industry with Contract Breaking Marketplace

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CellBreaker launched a highly controversial contract breaking marketplace that allows consumers to switch cell phone carriers in 7 days with no early termination fees. CellBreaker has already smashed over $150,000 in early termination fees and is looking to cause further disruption.

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Consumers will no longer be handcuffed to their cell phone contracts by telecom giants like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. CellBreaker, a 500 Startups company based in Raleigh, NC, enables consumers to leave their cell phone contracts without paying early termination fees. Consumers can now switch to a new carrier at any time.

CellBreaker quickly identifies breaches in a consumer's cell phone contract and allows the consumer to switch to a new carrier in less than 7 days. “We’ve found that over 90% of consumers overspend on their cell services… Either because they don’t know what they’re actually getting or they feel powerless… They’re held hostage by $350 per line penalties and we’re putting a stop to that,” said CellBreaker CEO, Jon Colgan.

CellBreaker ran a small pilot from Jan 2014 to Jan 2015, serving thousands of customers in all 50 states and saving upwards of $160,000 in early termination fees. With this new launch, CellBreaker takes its platform commercial and becomes a leader in consumer justice.

The platform currently features universal contract monitoring for 14 cell carriers, a break & switch service, and a robust community. In the future, CellBreaker will expand to become the “” of service contracts, empowering users to understand what they are spending and actually getting, and allowing them to take action.

Colgan summarizes CellBreaker’s vision, “Cell phone carriers treat contracts like a game of Monopoly, in which, consumers are just thimbles, pawns, and game pieces. CellBreaker gives consumers a seat at that table, a say in the game, and a way to win.”

About CellBreaker
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Raleigh, NC, CellBreaker is a consumer justice company mentored by 500 Startups. The platform monitors cell phone contracts, identifies breaches, and allows consumers to switch carriers without paying early termination fees. After successfully completing its pilot in January 2015, CellBreaker launched its new consumer justice platform in June 2015.

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