Unlock paid off phone from a shared account
Hi, I'm having issues getting my phone unlocked due to an unpaid balance that isn't mine to pay.
For clarification, I'm currently under the same plan as a friend of mine and while I've been keeping up with my end of the monthly payments he has apparently fallen several months behind. My phone is paid off though so I was trying to unlock it so I could just take it over to a different plan or service as there's no way I can pay off his accrued debt of $1000 but apparently I can't do that until HE pays of HIS debt. This hardly seems right considering I'm just a secondary name on the account and my phone as said earlier has been completely paid off for ownership. Is there anyway I can keep my fully paid for phone without having to pay off a debt that isn't even mine?