Is there any way to determine if a phone is free and clear, i.e. does not have a remaining subsidy on it? An IMEI check today doesn't help much if someone skips town in a month.
GF needs a new one but wants to keep her cheap plan + bring your own device discount. With the premium plans now needed for subsidized phones the plan upgrade would substantially exceed the CL price for an S5.
Seems like the only way is to conduct the sale in a [Telus] store after you get the seller to check contract status while standing in front of you.
I'm turning to BCSB to see how the experts do it.