The Macworld was energized earlier this week as Steve Jobs introduced the long anticipated Apple iPhone. In case you missed it the phone is going to bring multimedia to the masses with a sleek new design as shown in this video. However, one detail that might be a problem for several interested consumers is the fact that the new Apple iPhone will be carried solely by Cingular Wireless service. As a Verizon Wireless terminating my current contract prematurely would cost me an early termination fee.
CellSwapper, a Lakewood, New Jersey based startup, recently launched to offer cell phone users an exit strategy for an existing long term mobile phone contract. Contracts and early termination fees are a thing of the past, as CellSwapper facilitates a legal contract transfer to another interested party. The interested party in turn receives a cell phone contract without having to pay activation fees.
To participate you can register your basic mobile phone plan details with CellSwapper for free. If you find a taker you will be charged a small transferring fee by CellSwapper. Once your plan is on CellSwapper you can offer additional cash bonuses or even an old cell phone which could make your cell plan look more attractive. You can also search the site for a new cell phone or plan. Overall, the site is pretty straight forward but I noticed some design issues (i.e. missing images, quirky rotating images, etc) which probably should be cleaned up.
CellSwapper creates an online marketplace for transferring mobile phone contracts. It solves a problem that plagues many cell phone users as mobile service can be somewhat subjective. I would love to see this same type of idea applied to other types of contracts like automobile leases, apartment sublets, fitness center contracts and home security contracts.