can i switch back?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by paulold, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. paulold macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008
    Washington, DC
    OK - I've wanted to use my iPhone on Verizon ever since the first iPhone came out and I've been grumbling about AT&T the whole time I've been an iPhone user. So, with the iPhone 4S I decided to make the switch from AT&T to Verizon.

    And while I have seen an improvement with voice/phone calls (after years, I can finally talk on the phone in my kitchen!) I have only seen a slight improvement with data. And data is more important to me.

    See, in my toughest spots, my Verizon iPhone is giving me a signal, but it's weak. It's more than I got from AT&T, but it's not enough to give me a decent data connection to the internet.

    So my question is, can I switch back to AT&T? I had an iPhone 4 with AT&T, so it meant I had to break my contract early w AT&T. I think Verizon has a 14 day return policy, though I think I lose my activation fee after only 3 days.

    I bought my iPhone 4S from Apple - preordered - but I suppose I would need to get the AT&T version, correct? And do I return the Verizon 4S to Apple? I still have my iPhone 4 so maybe I could switch back to using it until I can get the 4S (since I think there will probably be a delay while Apple makes more - it's got to be out of stock right now, right?).

    Do you think I can get AT&T to reverse the early cancellation fee if I am coming back? Do you think they'll let me have my unlimited data plan back and let me go back to the way things were before the switch?
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    They will surely welcome you back. However, I think you can forget about the unlimited data plan.
  3. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I've done this a couple of times myself and yes you can come back to AT&T and if you paid the ETF they will credit your account for the payment. Return the phone to the Apple store where you purchased it. AT&T will let you know if you're eligible for new customer pricing for the phone. Good luck.
  4. zmulleni macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2010
    I would be absolutely shocked if you obtained unlimited data. In fact fair warning if you ask for it back they may laugh at you.

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