Hi, I'm looking to upgrade to the HTC One m8, and I was ready to terminate my current 2 year phone contract with At&T since I'm only 4 months away, I don't mind paying 125$ ETF, until I found out I still wouldn't be able to upgrade even if I payed my ETF. I thought it would let me upgrade early. But anyways, I'm looking for a loophole to get this new phone with a 2 year contract. What would be the best way? Could I terminate my contract and pay an ETF and then start up a new line with a new number and get the HTC one m8 on there? I don't mind losing my number but I do have unlimited data and don't want to lose that.
What if I were to cancel a family members line on my account, make them switch their number, and then start up a new line, upgrade to the m8 on the new line with the new number, and then take the HTC One m8 and switch sim cards with my phone? That way I still have my number and unlimited data and the new phone and then my family member would use the new line instead of me. Would that work?