Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" That means when her contract is up her phone is eligible for an upgrade or can be removed from the plan. You will have to either pay the early termination fee or wait until December."
Quoting Sierra&Aria[09.14.12]:" I just did this, they told me I could just sign a form that basically moved the responsibility of payment into my name, but you'd still technically be under the same contract."
Quoting Sierra&Aria[09.14.12]:" Oh, but I might mention if you do use the change of liability form you can't get a new phone till your contract is up, still. Which is why I didn't do that. haha."
Quoting Charlie's Mama. ♥:" oh.. Well my sister got a new phone, but kept the same number. She didn't have to pay the fee or anything... "