I am not familiar with phone contract here in Taiwan and before I came my cousin provided me a number which was locked to Taiwan mobile for 2 years (special 499 promotion) under her name since I was not able to come to get it on my own.
I am now living in another city hence I do not see my relative often.
Since I am using the phone, I would like to change the owner of the phone number to mine, but since its locked i am not sure if i could cancel it and just get a new contract under my name with the same number.
Could you please advise if its possible to do so. Thank you
I once transferred a phone number from an individual to a company. I would imagine it’s similar for individual to individual transfers.
It’s been a while back, but if I remember correctly, you need the original owner to sign a document stating that she is willing to give the number and transfer it to you. You might also need her ID card and a Power of Attorney.
Your best bet is to go to Taiwan Mobile and ask what documents they would need.
Edit: Usually you can get out of existing contracts by paying some sort of penalty, which depends on how many months are left on the contract.