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Change Your Account Owner With U.S. Cellular®

How to transfer your account to someone else or split your account between owners
Be Prepared With These Time-Saving Tips

Good to know:
  • You must be the account owner or have power of attorney on the account
  • Both current and new owner must sign Change of Ownership form in person at store
  • MDN must be over 90 days old at time of transfer or change
  • New owner is subject to credit approval and must open a Postpaid Plan account with U.S. Cellular
  • Security deposit and/or down payment must be made at time of transaction
  • Installment contracts can be transferred pending credit approval of new owner
  • Devices with active installment contracts must be activated on the new account
    • However, devices on installment contracts cannot be transferred to a new account owner during the first 15 days of activation
  • Accessories purchased with Accessory Installment Pricing plans must be paid off in full to be transferred to a new account owner
  • Existing discounts, offers, promotions, tax credits, etc., must meet all eligibility requirements before transferring to a new owner
Make sure to have:
  • A valid, government-issued photo ID

    A valid photo ID is a government- or state-issued ID that is not expired and that has a clearly distinguishable photo. Including (but not limited to): driver's license, state issued identification card, passport, military ID, Personal Identity Verification (PIV), federally recognized tribal ID.

    , such as a driver's license or passport, if visiting a store
  • Information for credit application, if you will be a new owner on account
  • Form of payment

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