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Can your rights and obligations be preserved?

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Can your rights and obligations be preserved?

Cucumber corpses can be preserved. Why not previous contract versions?

When you buy most things nowadays, you check "yes" to indicate that you've read and understand the terms of service governing the transaction. But, of course, people don't actually read the agreements they said they did.

We've just been socially engineered to check "yes" by being overloaded with so many non-negotiated, standard-form contracts. If we're not a participant in choosing the terms--which we seldom are--then we're less apt to try, at the point of sale, to spend time reading and understanding them.

This makes it really easy, then, for companies to replace old version of the agreements that you signed up for with new, less favorable versions. Most people never even notice when these changes occur, but for those that do, you're still at a loss, since companies don't preserve and make publicly available previous versions of terms of service.

Think about that. That's a huge problem.

You agreed to A, but then A was quietly replaced by B. You're now governed by B, although you never agreed to B.

That's why, for free, CellBreaker tracks changes and preserves and makes publicly available previous versions of all kinds of contracts, agreements, and terms of service.


We started with cell phone contracts, and we've expanded steadily from there--to include other contracts like TV and internet, gym and alarm, and other contract types--all publicly available for free at


Plus, you can plug any contract in that you wish to track, and we'll send you a note and summary every time there is a meaningful change and let you compare the new version to previous versions. That's inherently valuable, since any prudent consumer should want to know what their rights and obligations actually are at any given time.


But the instrumental value is even more noteworthy.

Many of these sneaky changes that people miss are actually opportunities to cancel an unwanted contract, and canceling this way means your would not be required to pay any sort of cancellation penalty or termination fee.

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This "contract-breaking" is actually how CellBreaker first made a name for itself--what landed us, for example, as Diane Sawyer's last scheduled interview before she stepped down as ABC World News nightly anchor.

Contract-breaking is the sexy part.

But the practical part of tracking changes and preserving old contract versions is just as important. It's the only way for consumers to know how their rights and obligations are changing/have changed over time.

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