Tip: Sell, Transfer Your Cell Phone Contract
With more than 60 million Americans now having the idea of killing their contracts at the ready, according to the New Millennium Research Council study, that presents a service need for consumers as well as a opportunity for new kinds of businesses.
Instead of paying your carrier such a stiff fine to leave, here’s a concept many people haven’t considered: trading or selling your contract to someone else. Various Web sites have popped up to help you do so for much less than it’d cost you to terminate early.
Celltrade at CellTradeUSA.com is cashing in on people in their time of cellular need with a service that charges you $19.99 to transfer a contract (to “get out”) and nothing at all to take over someone else’s contract (to “get in”). The company supports Sprint, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Alltel, Cricket Wireless, U.S. Cellular and others.
CellSwapper at CellSwapper.com is a competitor to Celltrade that charges a little less: $14.99 to transfer a contract and nothing to take over someone else’s contract.