Let's say for the sake of argument I found a program which could set the IMEI number on a phone to whatever I like. I'd like to set it to one of my currently activated Ting devices and (theoretically) bring service to this other phone. *Queue Frankenstine Theme music with me in my lab laughing manically*. Ting sounds like it's encouraging this type of behavior and after all they setup the Ting Army hoping to push phones to their limit. However I'm not sure this practice is actually legal. As a member of the Ting Army I want to hack & learn, but I don't want to run the risk of being prosecuted for carrying out a ‘volunteer mission’. I of course own both phones (One purchased from Ting directly, and one purchased on Ebay used with a CLEAN ESN) and have no intention of writing the IMEI to multiple phones to transparently have multiple phones in service (which I’m not even sure is possible yet.)
Can someone, officially from Ting give me a green light of holy protection (and why it’s ok), or downright clear denial of this pursuit?
Lastly, if it’s denied how is it any different from the donor phone thread here that's currently sticky'd? (The whole idea of a donor phone for that matter would be just like this right?, Isn’t the ESN, IMEI, MEID all synonymous?)