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Would this work?

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Would this work?

Just an idea here, since Xfinity seems disinterested in offering any sort of phone discounts for existing customers (they all require a number being ported in). 

 

The idea is that we get a new number, via Google Voice or just off eBay etc. Then port that in to Xfinity in order to qualify for a promo, such as the current Pixel 4 which is $300 off the normal price. Once that is all activated, either switch the sim with one of our older phones, or get Xfinity to switch the numbers behind the scenes (which I hear is surprisingly difficult and might need to be done in person). 

 

Either way, the outcome seems like it would be a good one - getting the discounted price, keeping the same phone number, without too many hoops to jump through. This is just one example as often there are more phone promos which save even more money than the current Pixel 4 offer.

 

Anyone see a problem with this? I'd rather just have Xfinity offer a good deal, but they don't seem interested unless we port in a new number... The current LG G8 is the only one I've seen in a long time that works for existing customers, and even that is inferior to the price drop they ran on that very same phone maybe 6 months ago (I should have grabbed it then).

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Re: Would this work?

Anyone?

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Re: Would this work?

I think you would end up having to pay the modest costs associated with having the second line on your account ($3-$5) per month too for 24 months before you could close that line down.

 

I am not in any way an expert on this and actually in the same boat in wanting to replace ~3 year old phones on my two lines...

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Re: Would this work?

That would be totally worth it for what is often a $10-15 savings from the promo discount. Plus I don't know that it actually does increase by that much per line. My total extra fees are usually less than $10/month and I have 5 lines on my account.

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Re: Would this work?

Hi JG5881, first, my apologies for the delay in response. Thank you for reaching out in the Forum. I am happy to provide you information on your request.

 

Yes, you can certainly do this workaround if you meet all qualifications for the promotional offer. It is also based on your eligibility to be able to add an additional line. This works from some customers because they have the eligibility to add a line, and device payment plan option.

 

I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you have any other concerns.


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