My mother-in-law signed up for a Blackberry from some outfit, then became quite ill and can’t use it. My sister-in-law managed to cancel her service, which was through AT&T; I’m not sure of the status of MIL’s contract with the phone provider, which had a stout penalty clause if any changes whatsoever were made during the duration of her contract.
And now we have a spanking-new Blackberry.
My wife has suggested selling it on Craigslist. I don’t know much about selling phones.
Would a new owner be able to use it?
Is there anything we should do to the phone to preserve MIL’s privacy or prevent some one from using info on it to start a false credit card account or something equally disastrous?
Any other thoughts (specific to selling a phone; I’m pretty aware of the dangers of Craigslist)?
Bonus question: Can anyone speak about contracts with phone providers like my MIL’s?