Originally Posted by WesternBella
I don't see why I can't buy a new phone, switch the sim card, and use that one with my original plan. I'm still paying off my blackberry every month regardless of which phone I'm using so I don't see why I would have to buy out the contract.
You can! The phone just has to either be programmed for the Telus network or unlocked. For example, if you're browsing eBay and see a Rogers iPhone, even though it will take your SIM card, if it's not unlocked it will not work. Of course you can try unlocking it yourself, there are tons of instructions online but it can be complicated if you've never done it before.
You don't have to do anything with the contract, I was just giving an example of how I got a new phone. :)