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B-Roll
12-24-2008, 11:47 AM
I have a 2nd line on a family plan on my T-Mobile account. I need to get rid of it and they are going to charge me the $200 cancellation fee. I've tried everything to get out of it. The only way is I have to change the responsibility of that account over to someone else.

All you have to do is pass a credit check, and then the account is yours. It will be your own bill and what you pay every month will be whatever plan you choose.

If anyone is interested please let me know. Email me at

worldpeacecantbedone AT gmail DOT com

TroyDBrown
12-24-2008, 12:22 PM
You will be hard pressed to find someone to do that. There is no benefit to the person.

B-Roll
12-24-2008, 12:48 PM
You will be hard pressed to find someone to do that. There is no benefit to the person.

Yeah, true. But I figured I'd try my luck and hope that someone was looking to switch to T-Mobile and wanted to help someone out hah. We shall see!

ndub33
12-24-2008, 12:54 PM
This has been done before, but ususally the transaction occurs between family members or close friends.

Got anyone that you need a last minute Christmas gift for?

CO_BBTechie
12-24-2008, 12:55 PM
Yeah, true. But I figured I'd try my luck and hope that someone was looking to switch to T-Mobile and wanted to help someone out hah. We shall see!

You might increase your chances if you offer something to the individual... I mean they're essentially giving you a $200 gift. You offer nothing in return? :?

Maybe you can give them the device attached to that second line... one hand washes the other ya know....

B-Roll
12-24-2008, 01:09 PM
You might increase your chances if you offer something to the individual... I mean they're essentially giving you a $200 gift. You offer nothing in return? :?

Maybe you can give them the device attached to that second line... one hand washes the other ya know....

Well, I haven't been charged yet so it's not like I'll be getting anything out of it really. They will just waive it. Buuuuut if I don't get rid of it soon, then I can offer an incentive. And the phone on that line is busted. :[

TroyDBrown
12-24-2008, 01:13 PM
I had a T-Mobile line I didn't need. I just kept it on the family plan at $9.99 a month and gave it as a birthday gift to a family member.

BBHorrigan
12-24-2008, 01:15 PM
Yeah but regardless, why would anyone do that, instead of just walking up to t-mobile and doing it for themself

CO_BBTechie
12-24-2008, 01:18 PM
Well, I haven't been charged yet so it's not like I'll be getting anything out of it really.

Sure you're getting something. You're getting out of having to pay the early termination fee of $200. Or you're getting out of that negative trade line on your credit report if you don't pay it. Whether that's in your pocket now or now, it's still to your benefit. :razz:

341EastOf
12-24-2008, 01:46 PM
Wirelessly posted

Yeah but regardless, why would anyone do that, instead of just walking up to t-mobile and doing it for themself

Totally agree.

rambo47
12-24-2008, 02:22 PM
Yeah but regardless, why would anyone do that, instead of just walking up to t-mobile and doing it for themself

And getting a free phone in the process.

CO_BBTechie
12-24-2008, 02:31 PM
And how many months are left on this plan? Or does whoever takes it over have to re-up for two full years?

Kane317
12-24-2008, 02:42 PM
The only upside I can see for this new individual who does takeover, is that he has a shorter contract--or does he "re-extends" the contract for another 24 months himself?

TXLady
12-24-2008, 04:04 PM
The only upside I can see for this new individual who does takeover, is that he has a shorter contract--or does he "re-extends" the contract for another 24 months himself?

It is the second line on a family plan which means that if someone takes it over, they will have to select a different plan. Depending on plan, it will require a one or two year committment (contract). The person will have to have their own TMO or unlocked phone.

I honestly can't see anything to recommend that someone take this over. There is nothing in it for them. Only for the OP who wants to get out of paying the ETF.

If someone wants a new TMO account, they would be better off just going to TMO to open one. They could then either get one of the discounted or free phones in the process.

Almost sounds like the OP opened up a family plan to get a new discounted phone since his old one was broken and now he wants to dump the line that came along with it but he plans to keep the phone.

GT5L
12-24-2008, 05:13 PM
have you tried Cellswapper.com - Get out of your cell phone contract - mobile contract - wireless contract (http://www.cellswapper.com/) you may find someone right away since it is the place for such a transaction.

BallHawk3
12-24-2008, 05:47 PM
Get a friend to do it.

Call up t-mobile and get the details. What your doing is a "change of responsibility."

I know with Sprint/Nextel, when you switch it to someone else's name (like your situation, you have time left on contract), when it goes under the new person's name, they start with a whole new 2 year contract. But.....they see it has a new customer and the 30 days (14 days in some states) rule now applies. The can cancel within the period and not be charge (and nothing will happen to you cause you've completely washed your hands of it cause its not under your name).

So what i'm saying is (you gotta check with t-mobile first), get a friend, transfer to his name, and have him cancel within the 30 or 14 day period. That's how you get out of it. I know this worked with Sprint (a year ago). Don't know if its changed, but check on it.

Kamau
12-24-2008, 06:01 PM
have you tried Cellswapper.com - Get out of your cell phone contract - mobile contract - wireless contract (http://www.cellswapper.com/) you may find someone right away since it is the place for such a transaction.

He's right on the money here. I know a couple people that got accounts from here, though don't take this as an endorsement. It's probably a better way to do it in my opinion.

iporter69
12-27-2008, 09:36 AM
See my email.