Found out that my hateful niece conned my Dad into signing a cell phone contract a few months ago. She's been racking up the charges to the tune of about $100 a month. She's so lazy, she calls 4-1-1 several times a months, at $2 a call. About a week ago, she gave everyone the middle finger. Dad now wants to cancel the contract, but he figures that it'll cost him two or three hundred dollars to do so. Plus, she's now hateful enough towards everyone that she'll probably throw the phone away once it stops working. What are the options here? I have cell service with the same company (Verizon), and haven't been under contract for a couple of years now. Can I assume the unused potion of the contract, and help my Dad get out of his mess? I can't lose my phone number... I'd have to be able to keep my cell phone number too.