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    Default Can sell my iPhone while I'm on a contract?

    I was wondering if it is possible to sell my iPhone even though I'm still on a contract and maying it off. Is it legal? will there be a problem? isn't the serial number connected to my name on the phone contract?


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    Two things.
    1) Price checks have their own thread
    2) If on contact and locked to network, a "purchaser" could only take over your contract not move to another carrier without unlocking.

    Other (more) experts may know more accurately, but thats the scenario AFAIK
    Remember when Apple was the little upstart?

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    if the person is still on the same network as i am will i still be able to use my contract with another phone? i will pay the usual monthly service and phone repayment fee.

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    I'm pretty sure you can do whatever you want with the phone as long as you continue to pay your minimum payment or pay out the contract.

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    I can't see why you can't sell the phone. It is yours to do as you please. You would still be responsible for any handset re-payments. But check your handset purchase/payment contract. You would be looking for a clause along the lines of "title does not pass until all payments have been made". If that clause is there, then you can't sell the phone until you have paid it off fully - because you won't legally own it. But I doubt that such a clause will be there.

    You couldn't sell the sim card, however. In other words, you can stick your sim card into any phone that you are legally allowed to use on the network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Nader View Post
    It is yours to do as you please. You would still be responsible for any handset re-payments.
    No, it's not, the phone belongs to the carrier. Handset repayments are still subsidised and you need to continue paying the full contract, not just the handset repayments.

    Unless the contract says otherwise, you can't sell it, since it's not yours to sell. If you want to sell it pay out your contract early.

    That said, how would they know?

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    ever thought of ringing and asking your telco?

    My bggest concern is if the contract is in your name and a debt is rung up you'll be the one whom the debt collectors will be chasing.

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    He's selling the phone, not the SIM and phone.

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    @ 9pm isn't optus already closed? ill call them up tomorrow if i have time or next week when im free.

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