04-25-2012 9:12 AM - edited 04-25-2012 9:14 AM
Hi, my gf and I opened a family plan last August (with 2 lines). Both of the two lines made a $500 deposit. I was told that I can get money back after a full year service.
Now I'm leaving US this August. I found that I have a 2 year contract obligation for one of the lines. I was told that one option is "transfer billing responsibility" to avoid the early termination fees.
Here is Question 1:
I could find a friend who want to initiate an ATT service this August. I'd like to transfer the contract obligation to him by means of "transfer billing responbility". Can I simply give him my SIM card and ask him to change a number? What about the $500 deposit with this line? I assume he will then have title for the deposit and can receive check after this August, is that correct?
There is another line without contract obligation. But I can only receive the check for deposit after August (when I will not be in the US). The primary account holder is not me, the check will not have my name on it and I will not be in the US when they send the check. What should I do? Can I transfer the billing responsiblity to some line together with the deposit? Which means that person will have title for the check after this August?
I know it's complicated and I appreciate your help.
04-25-2012 10:47 AM
For Question 1,
If my friend opened a now line (and put his $500 deposit) and I transfer my billing responsibility to him, can I get my deposit back this August after a full year service? Because I assume he is using his money to guarantee the contract obligation of mine and my money should be able to release after transpiration.
04-25-2012 11:09 AM
04-25-2012 12:40 PM
Many thanks for your reply.
As for the Question 2, I was told that the name shown on the check will be the name of the primary account holder. Can I require to change the name to a friend of mine and together with the mailing address?
I am asking because I will not be in US when the check is ready to be send. Thanks.