I don't know if this is possible. My current phone is junk and I just need a new phone to get me by through the rest of my contract. I noticed that telus is selling this phone for cheaper than without contract
if you just need the phone only, why not just buy the phone in link #1 and pop in your telus SIM card into it and continue using it on your existing line?? i dont get why you want to "activate" it when that is not your intention right?
going to the telus store to ask questions, i'm not expecting a yes for an answer.
If the boys and girls at the Telus store say no, I would call up customer service and pursue it, because I can't see why they should not allow it. You are simply trying to replace a broken phone. It shouldn't matter where and how you got the phone. It's still a Telus phone. And you're not asking them to sell you a post-paid phone at subsidized price.
ok so it is not a umts phone and has no sim card, even if its cdma, you dont need to "activate" it, Activating means opening a NEW line, you want an ESN SWAP, i dont see why they would refuse this? i used to do it all the time when rogers had TDMA (a similar technology to cdma) that used esn's.
forgive me if i used the wrong term. I was afraid that the pay as you go phones are only meant for stricly pay as you go.
its funny, i bet you people have paid $200 and not even known they can get the same hardware for $60.
I think it may have been just a fortunate coincidence that the phone you wanted was available both as a prepaid and post-paid phone. Usually prepaid phones are the entry-level and/or older model phones that no one would want as a post-paid (contract) phone.
as long as cellphone systems have been arround, ive been able to buy a cellphone and swap the ESN on an existing line. I already know that i wont be getting any "credits" that are only obtainable through "new activaation" since im a existiong clientel. this has been the case for as long as i can remember. nothing stops you from doing this except any associated fees with ESN Swaping