1. mqguitar's Avatar
    Ok bare with me here as I give an idea of getting the phone at subsidy price.

    Is it possible and has anyone done this ever to start up a new contract buy the evo( or any phone) switch the numbers or I guess esn with the phone. Number that is mines and have the evo on my line. Then I guess wait a week and the new line I opened up since now has the old phone attached with the esn cancel and not have to return the phone and have a working evo 4g?

    I am currently on a family plan that is not under my name so I would be able to open an account.
    04-16-2010 12:57 PM
  2. deparson's Avatar
    Sure, you can do this no problem. Keep in mind your total cost for the Evo would end up being...

    1. Contract price you pay when you setup a new account
    2. Activation fee
    3. Two months service (have to have the account open beyond 30 days to keep the phone)
    4. ETF when you cancel
    5. You would not get any MIRs as your account would be closed and/or not have the Evo on it when it was processed

    The way I work it out (if the Evo sells for $299 - $100 MIR) it could be about...

    1. $300
    2. $36
    3. $175 (lots of taxes of course!)
    4. $200
    5. Included in #1
    TOTAL: $711

    Swapping phone numbers could be a bit more complex; not 100% sure on that.
    04-17-2010 07:17 AM