Within a family:
- Person A: Currently uses HTC S621 with $100-360 day prepaid voucher. Doesn't care about phone features, as long as it can be used as a phone...
- Person B: Wants to port from Virgin prepaid to Rogers prepaid, and wants the S621.
- For B to *cheaply* obtain a Rogers sim card, and end up with the S621.
- For A to end up with exactly what they had before: a phone and the same account balance.
- Buy the cheapest Rogers Paygo phone available, call in and port B's Virgin Paygo # to the new Rogers sim contained in the Rogers Paygo box.
- Swap the sims so A ends up with the new phone and their old sim/account, and A with the S621 and their new sim/ported Virgin #.
- buying a sim card on its own is expensive (I read a while back that Rogers bumped the price)
- I recall there is a $50 activation credit for customers who buy a paygo phone with Rogers. Person B could use the $50 towards their prepaid services, or to offset the cost of purchasing the replacement phone for A.
So does this all look like it will work smoothly? Are there any costs I haven't accounted for, like initial activation fees? Any tips would be appreciated.
I'm mostly concerned with how to get this $50 credit. If I can't, then the deal is less obvious. If anyone has an alternative suggestion, I'm all ears.