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  1. #1
    David Yang
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    Here's my situation: my friend recently gave me an old Sanya 8100
    that is still connected to service (he left for Tmobile and didn't
    want to pay the cancellation fee). I have an old N400 that pretty
    much sucks for reception and want to swap my number to the new Sanyo.
    Sprint won't do this because they say they can't touch the Sanyo's
    number (they actually threaten to take it away since it's possibly
    stolen). Is there a way to reprogram the phones so that they swap
    which plans they are connected to? If not, what is the best way of
    doing this? The only thing I can think of now is to:

    1. Buy new phone
    2. Move my plan to new phone
    3. Move my friend's plan to my old phone
    4. Move my plan to friend's phone
    5. Return new phone

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    David



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  2. #2
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Swapping the phone number on two phones

    The Sanyo 8100 is associated with your friend's plan. Which he is
    paying monthly on. Only he can make changes to his plan. That phone
    can not be put on your account until he either cancels his plan, or puts
    a different phone on it.


    David Yang wrote:
    > Here's my situation: my friend recently gave me an old Sanya 8100
    > that is still connected to service (he left for Tmobile and didn't
    > want to pay the cancellation fee). I have an old N400 that pretty
    > much sucks for reception and want to swap my number to the new Sanyo.
    > Sprint won't do this because they say they can't touch the Sanyo's
    > number (they actually threaten to take it away since it's possibly
    > stolen). Is there a way to reprogram the phones so that they swap
    > which plans they are connected to? If not, what is the best way of
    > doing this? The only thing I can think of now is to:
    >
    > 1. Buy new phone
    > 2. Move my plan to new phone
    > 3. Move my friend's plan to my old phone
    > 4. Move my plan to friend's phone
    > 5. Return new phone
    >
    > Any ideas would be appreciated.
    >
    > David




  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Swapping the phone number on two phones


    "David Yang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Here's my situation: my friend recently gave me an old Sanya 8100
    > that is still connected to service (he left for Tmobile and didn't
    > want to pay the cancellation fee). I have an old N400 that pretty
    > much sucks for reception and want to swap my number to the new Sanyo.
    > Sprint won't do this because they say they can't touch the Sanyo's
    > number (they actually threaten to take it away since it's possibly
    > stolen). Is there a way to reprogram the phones so that they swap
    > which plans they are connected to? If not, what is the best way of
    > doing this? The only thing I can think of now is to:
    >
    > 1. Buy new phone
    > 2. Move my plan to new phone
    > 3. Move my friend's plan to my old phone
    > 4. Move my plan to friend's phone
    > 5. Return new phone
    >
    > Any ideas would be appreciated.
    >
    > David


    David, Jerome and SPCS are right on, with regards to the answers you've
    received. That 8100 is tied into your friend's account, and won't be
    available till that account is closed after the contract, or cancelled prior
    to the end of the contract, which would cost your friend $150.

    I wouldn't want to try to mess around with either your friend's account or
    yours, in your above examples. You need to ask your friend how long his
    contract goes for, and if it's going to expire shortly, hold on to the
    phone. If it doesn't, return the phone as it's not worth the hassle.

    Depending on how old your phone is, how much your current plan is, and how
    long you've had the telephone number on the N400, you may be eligible for a
    mail in rebate on a new phone. You can check here to see if you qualify -
    http://pcshandsetupgrade.sprint.com/ .

    Be advised that if you qualify and take the $150 credit off a new phone, you
    will extend your contract by 2 years. If you decide to go for a $100 credit,
    your contract will be extended by 1 year.

    Bob





  4. #4
    David Yang
    Guest

    Re: Swapping the phone number on two phones

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "David Yang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Here's my situation: my friend recently gave me an old Sanya 8100
    > > that is still connected to service (he left for Tmobile and didn't
    > > want to pay the cancellation fee). I have an old N400 that pretty
    > > much sucks for reception and want to swap my number to the new Sanyo.
    > > Sprint won't do this because they say they can't touch the Sanyo's
    > > number (they actually threaten to take it away since it's possibly
    > > stolen). Is there a way to reprogram the phones so that they swap
    > > which plans they are connected to? If not, what is the best way of
    > > doing this? The only thing I can think of now is to:
    > >
    > > 1. Buy new phone
    > > 2. Move my plan to new phone
    > > 3. Move my friend's plan to my old phone
    > > 4. Move my plan to friend's phone
    > > 5. Return new phone
    > >
    > > Any ideas would be appreciated.
    > >
    > > David

    >
    > David, Jerome and SPCS are right on, with regards to the answers you've
    > received. That 8100 is tied into your friend's account, and won't be
    > available till that account is closed after the contract, or cancelled prior
    > to the end of the contract, which would cost your friend $150.
    >
    > I wouldn't want to try to mess around with either your friend's account or
    > yours, in your above examples. You need to ask your friend how long his
    > contract goes for, and if it's going to expire shortly, hold on to the
    > phone. If it doesn't, return the phone as it's not worth the hassle.
    >
    > Depending on how old your phone is, how much your current plan is, and how
    > long you've had the telephone number on the N400, you may be eligible for a
    > mail in rebate on a new phone. You can check here to see if you qualify -
    > http://pcshandsetupgrade.sprint.com/ .
    >
    > Be advised that if you qualify and take the $150 credit off a new phone, you
    > will extend your contract by 2 years. If you decide to go for a $100 credit,
    > your contract will be extended by 1 year.
    >
    > Bob



    Thanks for the help guys. But if my friend and I went into a Sprint
    store, could they swap the numbers on the phones (or if I bought a
    third phone for the swap and then returned it as mentioned in my
    original article). His Sprint service doesn't expire for a few months
    but he has a new cell phone carrier and doesn't want to pay the
    cancellation fee.

    I'm thinking that they should be able to swap numbers on two phones...

    david



  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Swapping the phone number on two phones


    "David Yang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    <snipped>
    >
    > Thanks for the help guys. But if my friend and I went into a Sprint
    > store, could they swap the numbers on the phones (or if I bought a
    > third phone for the swap and then returned it as mentioned in my
    > original article). His Sprint service doesn't expire for a few months
    > but he has a new cell phone carrier and doesn't want to pay the
    > cancellation fee.
    >
    > I'm thinking that they should be able to swap numbers on two phones...
    >
    > david


    I've never heard of doing that, between two separate accounts, but I imagine
    it's possible, as long as you both show up, both bring ID to confirm your
    identities and that neither one of you have an account problem with SPCS.

    Bob





  6. #6
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Swapping the phone number on two phones

    Do you mean would Sprint PCS let him take his phone off the account,
    and let him keep paying the monthly charge, instead of charging the
    cancellation fee? They might, or they might see it as an early
    termination and charge the fee. In my opinion, your friend is likely to
    have a T-mobile phone he wants to unload soon, and will want his phone
    back.


    David Yang wrote:
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >>"David Yang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>Here's my situation: my friend recently gave me an old Sanya 8100
    >>>that is still connected to service (he left for Tmobile and didn't
    >>>want to pay the cancellation fee). I have an old N400 that pretty
    >>>much sucks for reception and want to swap my number to the new Sanyo.
    >>>Sprint won't do this because they say they can't touch the Sanyo's
    >>>number (they actually threaten to take it away since it's possibly
    >>>stolen). Is there a way to reprogram the phones so that they swap
    >>>which plans they are connected to? If not, what is the best way of
    >>>doing this? The only thing I can think of now is to:
    >>>
    >>>1. Buy new phone
    >>>2. Move my plan to new phone
    >>>3. Move my friend's plan to my old phone
    >>>4. Move my plan to friend's phone
    >>>5. Return new phone
    >>>
    >>>Any ideas would be appreciated.
    >>>
    >>>David

    >>
    >>David, Jerome and SPCS are right on, with regards to the answers you've
    >>received. That 8100 is tied into your friend's account, and won't be
    >>available till that account is closed after the contract, or cancelled prior
    >>to the end of the contract, which would cost your friend $150.
    >>
    >>I wouldn't want to try to mess around with either your friend's account or
    >>yours, in your above examples. You need to ask your friend how long his
    >>contract goes for, and if it's going to expire shortly, hold on to the
    >>phone. If it doesn't, return the phone as it's not worth the hassle.
    >>
    >>Depending on how old your phone is, how much your current plan is, and how
    >>long you've had the telephone number on the N400, you may be eligible for a
    >>mail in rebate on a new phone. You can check here to see if you qualify -
    >>http://pcshandsetupgrade.sprint.com/ .
    >>
    >>Be advised that if you qualify and take the $150 credit off a new phone, you
    >>will extend your contract by 2 years. If you decide to go for a $100 credit,
    >>your contract will be extended by 1 year.
    >>
    >>Bob

    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks for the help guys. But if my friend and I went into a Sprint
    > store, could they swap the numbers on the phones (or if I bought a
    > third phone for the swap and then returned it as mentioned in my
    > original article). His Sprint service doesn't expire for a few months
    > but he has a new cell phone carrier and doesn't want to pay the
    > cancellation fee.
    >
    > I'm thinking that they should be able to swap numbers on two phones...
    >
    > david




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