Need advice Re: Leaving Tmobile

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  1. kca741979

    kca741979 New Member

    Hey all glad I found this forum. I have an interesting situation and am trying to "game the system" a bit, so hear me out.

    I have been with tmobile for 4 years. I just hit the 22-month upgrade mark on 2/25. My contract is not up for another 10 months. I am on a 2-line family plan, the Classic 1K Talk/text. My current phone is the G2x. After data, the two lines cost about $65 per line each month.

    I have an offer from a bunch of friends of mine who are on Verizon. They are on an unlimited talk/text, with about 1GB of data per line. If I sent my two lines over there, it would be NINE lines on this account. The bill would be like $48/month per line. Really good deal.

    Now, if we were to move, the two lines would both owe TMO $200 per line in ETFs. However, since I am upgrade eligible, this was my plan.

    1. I can get the Galaxy S3 for $179 on my current plan since I am due for an upgrade. This is roughly what I could get for my G2x on ebay (I'd probably be in the hole $20 or so), etc by selling it. This deal on the S3 goes through 3/31 according to the TMO loyalty rep.

    2. I would then use the Tmobile GS3 until then end of my bill in April, and then sell it. Those are going for about $500 on ebay in like new condition. That is when I am looking at switching to Verizon. At that point, I know how much the Verizon GS3 is for a new add-a-line. It is about $100. The thinking here is that I would use the $500 from the sale to pay the $200 ETF fee on the Tmobile line, and the $100 for the new Verizon phone and still be up around $150-200.

    Is that feasible? Would Tmobile blacklist the phone even if I sold it after 30 days?

    I could really use some quick opinion on this, as I would like to put this plan in action this weekend.

  2. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    I may not give you the answer you need ..

    If you go oversea, you cant use that Verizon phone. It is not GSM.

    Can you do this new phone order over the internet? If you go into the store, then the employee will have to take the new phone out of the box and open it up. Ordering and sending it thru the internet, they cant do that.
  3. whatsitsname

    whatsitsname Well-Known Member

    I don't know why you would bring up overseas but you can absolutely use the Verizon Galaxy s3 overseas. It has GSM.
  4. whatsitsname

    whatsitsname Well-Known Member

    To OP, you should ask about how much you owe on the Etf. I doubt it would be $200 per line because you said you are already upgrade eligible.
  5. kca741979

    kca741979 New Member

    Contract got extended when I added that second line and converted to a family plan. Royally sucks, as I got nothing out of it but my brother did. So now we are both looking at the big ETF. As it was, I was simply going to pay the $50 and leave, but $200 is a different beast.
  6. whatsitsname

    whatsitsname Well-Known Member

    It looks like T-Mobile is ending subsidies next month from some of news. You better move on it if you want to buy it on contract.
  7. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Guest

    Hahah you aint getting $500 for a gs3 when the gs4 is around the corner... why do people think phones hold original value after 1.5-2 yrs, especially those small toys called iPhones
  8. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    Those phone prices have to come down. The HTC One is selling for $600.
  9. narutoninjakid

    narutoninjakid Well-Known Member

    Lol I'm waiting for s4 so price of s3 will drop 😄

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