I have used Att forever. That is not going to change. Every 2 years I get 3 subdized phones for my family and myself. However, I'm thinking about getting one phone, unlocked at full price for myself. There have been times when I thought I'd like to jump to Verizon because of the reception in my closed off upstairs office, ATT works at 2 bars up there, but verizon has 5. So, even though I'm going to continue to use Att for now, should I order it as a verizon model? Wouldn't that give me the capability of using any carrier? Is there any drawback or reason not to do this?