Verizon to T-Mobile with iPhone 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kvnfo, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. kvnfo macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012

    I currently own an iPhone 5 on Verizon, I went with Verizon because t-mobile didn't have LTE on launch.

    Now I'm wanting to get the 5s on T-Mobile, my plan is as follows:
    -Show up Friday at a retail T-Mobile store and port my number from Verizon (sign up for 5s plan)
    -Pay Verizon ETF fee
    -Sell iPhone 5 on CL or Ebay (this would be a clean esn right?)

    Or would I need to do something on the Verizon side before Friday?
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Don't have to do anything on the Verizon side. Porting your number automatically cancels your Verizon account and the ESN remains clean as long as you pay your ETF.
  3. kvnfo thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Perfect, thanks for the quick answer!
  4. iSocialista macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013
    Just curious why you want to leave Verizon for T-Mobile?

    I'm leaving Sprint and those were the carriers I was choosing between and had ultimately decided on Verizon.
  5. aka777 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    Verizon is excellent but you are going to pay out of the wazoo to use them.
  6. JodyK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    Tmobile has cheapest plans ... Plain and simple it's about the $$$
  7. iSocialista macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013
    Yeah lol

    I had Verizon pre-iPhone and it was the best service I ever had. I used to get texts and calls in the freaking subway.

    Leaving AT&T with unlimited data I found Sprint's unlimited data and cheap prices just too enticing to pass up. I quickly learned that you get what you pay for. After two years of misery, back to Verizon I go.
  8. kvnfo thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Basically this, I'm on Verizon paying close to $115 monthly for unlimited talk/text with 2gb of data.

    T-mobile all said and done turns up to be roughly $85 monthly. I've had side by side comparisons of the LTE speeds and they are identical.

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