Have AT&T Unlimited plan, but switching to Verizon - Sell my plan?

Ahheck01

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So I just checked upgrade eligibility, and I'm eligible for an AT&T upgrade, and I can keep my unlimited Data.

That said, I need to switch to Verizon. I would imagine people would enjoy the ability to get unlimited data - is there a smart way to 'sell' my unlimited plan at the same time that I switch over to Verizon?
 

duffer6

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So I just checked upgrade eligibility, and I'm eligible for an AT&T upgrade, and I can keep my unlimited Data.

That said, I need to switch to Verizon. I would imagine people would enjoy the ability to get unlimited data - is there a smart way to 'sell' my unlimited plan at the same time that I switch over to Verizon?
Nope, can't be done. The plan is tied to you via your name social security number and address. When you leave AT&T the plan ceases to exist. Nice try though.
 

Ahheck01

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Nope, can't be done. The plan is tied to you via your name social security number and address. When you leave AT&T the plan ceases to exist. Nice try though.
If I'm not mistaken, I think we have the legal right to transfer ownership of our account to someone else - it's just a challenge of figuring out the right way to go about selling it to someone.
 

hexonxonx

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Yes, it is perfectly legal for anyone to take over the account so that you don't have to pay the ETF or just want to give the unlimited plan to someone else. That person would have to pass a credit check it takes a few days to transfer to the new person.

When I cancelled one of my plans last month, the rep asked me if I knew of anyone who would like to take over the account.

I tried getting rid of two plans on these forums with unlimited data plans but could not find anyone willing. I was giving mine away for free and no one wanted the bill even though the contract was only for six more months.
 

Ahheck01

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Yes, it is perfectly legal for anyone to take over the account so that you don't have to pay the ETF or just want to give the unlimited plan to someone else. That person would have to pass a credit check it takes a few days to transfer to the new person.

When I cancelled one of my plans last month, the rep asked me if I knew of anyone who would like to take over the account.

I tried getting rid of two plans on these forums with unlimited data plans but could not find anyone willing.
That's good info - big thanks for replying! When you turn over your account, does your number stay with it, or is there the possibility of transferring my number to my new account?
 

zap2

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Nope, can't be done. The plan is tied to you via your name social security number and address. When you leave AT&T the plan ceases to exist. Nice try though.
Really? I thought there was a site that arranged swaps between user, but perhaps I'm mistaken
 

einmusiker

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When I did transfers with Sprint and Tmobile I had to give up the number.
you CAN transfer ownership... but the new owner CANNOT retain unlimited data plan.... att WILL force them to change plans

http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB94738#fbid=fyD1nCqOfRt


The new account holder must select from currently offered rate plans/features. Expired rate plans and features are not eligible for transfer to the new account and must be replaced with current offers.
 

treyjustice

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you can transfer the billing responsibilty but if the contract is under 1 year I think they add another year to it so it wouldn't be worth it. Plus people can go on ebay and some guy will give you unlimited for like $30
 

duffer6

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That person you are replying to has no idea what he is talking about. Read the posts in this thread. It can be done right on the AT&T site.
I actually know what I am talking about, it can't be done. Good luck with that. BTW no need to be rude I am just providing you factual info as it relates to the standard contract that ATT requires of each and every user. Accounts can only be transferred to members of the same family with the same billing address. I am sure there are unethical ways around this and maybe that is the route you go but if you follow the letter of the contract you agreed to then NO this can not be done.

You asked if the account can be transferred with the Unlimited data plan and once again NO NO NO. If you want to transfer ownership so you can avoid the monthly bill requirements or the early termination fee then yes this can be done but the owner of that account will not be offered unlimited DATA only the current offerings.
 
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