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2018-01-31 06:56 AM
Somebody lost their job & can no longer afford their contracted mobile service. They want to transfer ownership of their handset & the balance of their contract to another person.
Is this possible? Do they keep their old Ph number or does that go with the contract?
2018-01-31 09:12 AM
From what I understand everything including the number would be transferred to the new owner. Have a look at the link below for more information.
2018-01-31 09:14 AM
Hey @ CoryC, this kind of thing happens all the time. Sorry if this has affected you or someone you care about, but doing a change of ownership (CHOWN) is quite common.
When completing a CHOWN, everything transfers acrosss to the new account holder as it is on the current contract. If you wanted to get a new number, that's definitely possible - although there may be a fee.
The cool thing is that you can now do the CHOWN online here. Usually this takes about 10 business days, and does require the person taking over the contract to pass a credit check. Any charges up until the date the service changes over will still be the responsibility of the current account holder.
Hope this helps
2018-01-31 09:15 AM - edited 2018-01-31 09:15 AM
Yeldarb - You beat me to it!
2018-01-31 09:16 AM
You can complete a change of ownership, that's not a problem but the person taking on the contract will receive the phone number and need to pass a credit cheque. I don't believe you can transfer the balance outstanding on the account but the receiving person can easily pay the old bill so no real need for that anyway
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2018-01-31 09:35 AM
Yep as I said the other day when 3 of us answered the same question, that’s what I call service!