Can I sell my contract phone keeping the sim card and paying the tab along with it?

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Canadian Winter_

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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The phone is yours.  You are free to sell it if you want.  The tab debt is also yours to pay off.
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Would (can?) Koodo blacklist the phone if the Tabholder was to default? I read a story about Bell doing this to an S6 and the poor kid that bought the phone off Kijiji was burned until his father took the issue to the media.
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Afaik the blacklist is for stolen phones, not ones in arrears and Bell did something it should not have done. Don't quote me atm
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Alright so the blacklist site says it can be blacklisted for payment in arrears but that is not the spirit of the initiative and it looks like the list has been abused by th big 3 in situations such as the story you rea about Bell. There's also cases of them not blacklisting phones reported as stolen and trying to force the person to pay t bills the thief racked up. Shady stuff. Rogers states they do not blacklist fo any reason beside stolen/lost. Telus says also if the phone is obtained by fraud. I think it safe that flanker brands follow their parent companies respective policies.
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Did Bell blacklist it or did the person who sold the phone do it. Ppl sell their phone and then after the phone is sold the seller then reports it as stolen to make an insurance claim and get a new phone for just the deductable of making a claim then they get a new phone for a 3rd of the price they would have paid and make a couple hundred bucks.
This is fraud and if caught the seller will be have to deal with the law.
In this instance it wouldn't be the carrier doing anything wrong so I'm not sure if Bell was to blame in the instance your talking about as I don't know the whole story.
If your purchasing a phone second hand make sure to get a receipt hand written and signed from the seller to cover your a$$ from this type of situation, if they're not willing to give you a receipt then you know something up.

This has nothing to do with the OP question really but thought I'd mention this for ppl who search buying and selling phones to help them avoid the issue being talked about above.

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