Thanks for contacting us. As avimeso has put it, unfortunately we don't currently have a time frame for when this service will be available.
Sr. Producer Blaine Christine had this to say in response to a question regarding when transfers would become available:
We would advise regularly checking www.swtor.com for any updates on this service.
Thanks for your patience.
I would say the SWTOR Community's patience is wearing thin. This should have been an available service from day one, folks. You want us to stay loyal to the game and continue to pay you money... I suggest you push this up on your development timeline.
And while we're on the subject... more planets and races (as in 'plural') would be nice, too. Perhaps a new class to play?
Keep it interesting. Only way this game will survive.