12 January 2007

Telephone exchange

Old school
Old school

In news related to the release of the smelly iPhone, CellSwapper has just launched as a new web startup in the US. Their aim? To help you swap your mobile phone with someone else to avoid paying the exit fee of the contract.

The website takes your mobile phone contract details, including how much time is left, which carrier, and what bonus options you have. The buyers are interested in finding a shorter contract than the typical 1- or 2-year options offered by the carriers. The seller can include a cash incentive or the mobile phone itself to convince buyers to take up the offer.

A really good idea, given the carriers penchant for locking customers into their networks. It will be interesting to see how well it goes.