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Is it ok to sell a phone on eBay that's still under contract?

Are you allowed to sell a phone that's still under contract on eBay?

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 19:07

No. Not really. If the contract holder fails to make all payments, the network (THEY own the phone***) may block the phone.

***until you paid off/paid the last installment of your contract, the phone is NOT yours.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 19:15

What Jan said.

All I'd like to add is it's okay to sell upgrades and you can sell the phone after the last installment of the minimum term of your contract.

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 5, 2012 at 19:42

I guess, if you want to sell a phone and use that money to get out of contract or if you plan on paying faithfully until end of your contract, it's ok to sell.
Be mindful of person you are selling it to, if you will not uphold your contact obligation he/she might also get into trouble.
More of an ethical question.

I have not seen any network demanding phone back, but they can block it.

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