Still in its infancy, there is an incredible market out there that supplies cell phone users with the incredible ability to take hold of their contracts. This market allows them to get out of their plans, pick up a new plan, or even swap plans that are suitable for them without paying huge fees. For some who don’t know about these companies, you don’t have to snap your fingers because you are not dreaming. You can get rid of your phone, and not have to worry about early termination fees, not affording a long-term service, or dropping your current service to pick up a better one ( Iphone please.).
Getoutofyourplan.com is a site that was created to help people understand how to get out of their services, and the companies that make it happen. The whole process works like this:
1. Go to site, pick a service ( or two, one of them is free), put in your information.
2. Wait a bit, someone then contacts you to take your phone contract off your hands. You might give them your phone as an incentive, but your contract is about to disappear!
3. You call your provider to transfer, the transfer is made, you no longer are stuck with a contract in your name, new user gets a short-term contract!
That looks like a win-win situation, right? Well, the problem is, because the industry is fairly new, the main companies that provide this feature don’t all provide in the same fashion? You want to a text message to notify you someone wants your phone? How about an easy form to fill out to post your phone the website? One site is free, but it isn’t popular (ie: you might not find takers)? One site cost money, but its the most popular site of them all! One looks pretty, the other looks kind of pretty…
Getoutofyourplan.com’s job is to get you into the Cell Phone Opting ( Cell Phone Swapping), get you out of a phone contract, into a new one, or buying/selling your cell; All this without incurring long-term deals, fees, or unwanted extras. We will now go over four companies (#1 is the Best) that deal with Cell Phone Opting, and one company at the end that is in the forefront of recycling & trading used cell phones. So here we go:
Disclaimer: To opt-into a phone, all of these sites are free. One site is free to opt-in or opt-out. If you need help understanding this, Cellswapper’s FAQ is the best to understand the process. Useful for anyone in the US, Canada, & The United Kingdom
Number 4 :
TradeMyCellular.com is a pretty decent site to opt-in or out of your phone. In comparison to the other sites, the only feature I can love about this one is that it is free. There is no cost to post on the site (yet) or to browse the phones available with short contracts.
Remember, if you are getting into a new contract, you don’t have to pay for the activation fee. This is probably a decent place for opting phone contracts, but the popularity is small (by Alexa Standards), there aren’t any extra features that make the process easier, and there just isn’t enough general popularity on this site. People coming to the site is crucial; if no one shows up, how would you be able to get rid of your phone?
Advice: This is a site you can sign-up for along with another, because it is free. USA & Canadian customers only.
Number 3: CellClients.com
This is a very decent site. Although not as high in the Alexa rankings , its web populace is strictly north of the border since it only caters to Canadian residents. This is a slight boo-hoo, since its prices are cheaper than the US websites ( Celltrade & Cellswapper ) counterparts. You are allowed to post for free, and pay only 14.95 to open up the mailbox if prospective buyers have emailed you.
Another great feature is that you are sent text messages in the event someone is interested in your phone. Great service for those who don’t want to check emails on this site every day.
If anything, the only backside to this site is the lack of listings and its availability only in Canada. But if you are Canadian, this is a great service to use as a supplement to Trademycellular.com.
Number 2: CellSwapper.com
This is one of those sites that you can go through all the features, understand how the process works, and compensates any confusion with prompt customer service, and then hits you with a heavy ultimatum ( will describe later).
This site has all the things you need to opt-out or into your phone. The form you fill out is simple, yet it specifies so much that you will post exactly what you are offering ( take a look at the search mechanism). There is a great amount of popularity ( site most visited out of the top four), so you will get people coming to opt-into your phone.
You can email form the customer service if you need help. There is also a live customer service chat service, so you can get help on-demand. Most likely these are paid reps who don’t have much information, but they are helpful most of the time.
When you give up your contract, if you plan to get a phone along with the service, Cellswapper will track the phone to make sure it gets into your hands. In the US, in Canada, and they even do business for users in the United Kingdom!
All the information is very simple to read, and there is little that stands in the way between you and opting a phone service. Except, you must pay before you post your phone. The fee is 18.95, and 24.95 for the showcase posting. This seems like a small thing to do, but one of the facets of all the other sites reviewed is that they all allow you to post and pay when you receive positive responses.
Have not yet used the swapping out part of this site, Getoutofyourplan.com can only advise that this service is extremely popular, and you are very likely to have success using the site. But because you have to pay before you get a response, I have to give the crown to a new king:
And the Winner Is:
This site was the first site we advocated when we brought up our site. That was during a time we got 4 visitors per week. Looking at it now, CelltradeUSA.com still places itself ahead of the competition. The only four reasons I can place it there is that:
- It serves to get users out of their contracts in the US.
- It allows you to post your information and get a response before you pay.
- Although it is a $1 more than Cellswapper (19.99 vs. 18.95), you pretty much are guaranteed to pay upon swapping your phone, and not before.
- It’s almost as popular as Cellswapper.
It is number #1 because it has done enough to be satisfying for customers who need to get rid of their phones quickly. If CellClients worked in the US, if Trademycellular had more popularity, if Cellswapper had you try it before you buy it, we might have a different champion. But for now, CelltradUSA stands on top.
Since Canadian subscribers are just as important as American subscribers, the Canadian Crown goes to CellClients.com. If only Cellswapper had you work with the system to leave your phone before paying for the service, we would have ourselves a runaway winner.
In the end, our advice is to go to our site: www.Getoutofyourplan.com, and look at some of the information we have to offer. Also, check out our buy/sell phones & cell phone eraser section. The company (Recellular.com) is doing a lot of good in recycling phones and keeping them out of the dump. If you have any old phones laying around, or would like to buy a cheap used one, Recellular.com would be a great help.
We hope to add more content about getting out of your cell phone plan, and hope to add more companies and content as the year rolls along. Thank you for reading our article, if you have any comments or questions, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.