T-Mobile ETF Deal - "You have to use the phone you purchase" (YMMV???)
As we all know, it's something like:
Step 1: Trade in "any" phone
Step 2: Switch carriers (must be from AT&T/Sprint/Verizon)
Step 3: Port number
Step 4: Purchase phone with EIP (equipment installment plan)
At first, I planned on just using my own phone, and then buying some cheap dummy phone for Step 4 (cheapest possible)
However, after going to 2 T-Mobile Corporate stores, I was told that you have to use the device you purchased in Step 4 for 8-10 weeks in order to get the ETF rebate card - "they will monitor the IMEI usage on the phone"
How do you guys feel about this?