Switching to Verizon in July; need some advice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheAppleGeek, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    After an amazing turn of events, it turns out that I will be able to switch to Verizon much sooner than expected. I currently have an iPhone 4, and plan on switching to a White iPhone 4 once I sign with Verizon. Since I am new to this whole ordeal, I need some advice. Beforehand, here is the situation I am in:

    I am going to pay a termination fee of $106 and after that, I am going to go to Verizon. Would it be best to sell my current iPhone to pay for the Verizon phone?

    I am fully aware the next iPhone 5 will be available this Fall, ranging anywhere from August to early-October, and is there anyway I would be able to upgrade to it within the short amount of time of signing?
     
  2. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    If I know right you only have a 14 day period after buying your phone that you can return it and get a new one. So unless you got your white iPhone 4 within 14 days of the release of the iPhone 5, you'd be out of luck.

    On a side note, why are you switching to Verizon? They have terrible 3G data speeds, and they're more expensive. If you NEED them because you have really bad coverage with AT&T, then yeah I guess it's worth it. Otherwise no.

    I have an AT&T iPhone 4 and a Verizon iPad 2. I pay a close eye on my signal strength(s) and I've yet to have a moment where the Verizon iPad has better signal than the AT&T iP4. It's kinda disappointing. Data speeds are also around 5x slower on the iPad. It makes me so happy to know at least my iPhone is on AT&T.

    That's my experience, but others might've got better coverage experiences. Idk
     
  3. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    My advice, hang around on whatever carrier you are till September.

    You will be non-contracted and will be able to switch whenever. If you get locked into a 2 year contract with Verizon and get the IP4 in July, then the IP5 comes out in September you're gonna be pissed.

    At least I would be.
     
  4. Fernandez21 macrumors 68040

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    If you plan on porting your number, you need to do that BEFORE you cancel anything.also, July 6 is the deadline if you want unlimited data. Oh, and no they won't let you upgrade early to the iPhone 5.
     
  5. Hueyfreeman macrumors regular

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    It will cost you some money if you want to get in for the unlimited. What I would do is switch to verizon now get a free phone lock in your unlimited data, then come august get a iphone 5 and add it to your account. You also get a back up phone like this.
     

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