1. kwright62's Avatar
    I'm getting my phones from Microsoft. When I get them, what do I need to do to get on AT&T and off Verizon?
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    11-15-2015 04:37 PM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Go to an AT&T store and tell them you want to open a new account, transfer your lines from Verizon, and you need simcards for these here Lumia phones. They will be happy to help you.
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    11-15-2015 05:13 PM
  3. Br1t's Avatar
    AT&T will hit you with an activation fee thou, it would be cheaper to pick up a go phone or cricket sim if you want a more economic option with the same coverage.
    11-15-2015 05:21 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Cricket will do an activation fee as well...

    If you are bundling lines, Cricket will save you the most.

    If you want more high speed data, Straight Talk with an ATT SIM will give you 5GB high speed a month for $45 if you Bring Your Own Phone.

    Use ATT towers on an mvno unless peak data speed is important to you as a tier 1 customer.

    Shop around. Are you getting a dual SIM phone? You can split data and voice and possibly save even more.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    11-15-2015 08:53 PM
  5. kwright62's Avatar
    Appreciate more details on using a cheaper phone for the activation fee.
    11-15-2015 08:54 PM
  6. kwright62's Avatar
    I'm getting whatever phone Microsoft sells to USA based customers. 950 for wife, 950XL for me. Is there a downside to getting a dual sim phone? Less room for other components or other issues?
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    11-15-2015 08:57 PM
  7. rollindice's Avatar
    I'm getting whatever phone Microsoft sells to USA based customers. 950 for wife, 950XL for me. Is there a downside to getting a dual sim phone? Less room for other components or other issues?
    Only downside if you wanna call it that is battery life when you have two sims in,of course,remember it's working on two networks checking for anything incoming,that's all
    11-15-2015 08:59 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Only downside if you wanna call it that is battery life when you have two sims in,of course,remember it's working on two networks checking for anything incoming,that's all
    Well your voice & SMS would coast on 2G and never search between speeds. Only one slot is active for data.

    Assuming you went one carrier voice/text and one carrier for data.
    11-15-2015 09:02 PM
  9. tangledW's Avatar
    Really easy.

    Just go to an AT&T store and they'll set you with an account and a new SIM card. They'll also cancel your Verizon account and put in the necessary request for your phone number.

    All should take less than 15 minutes.
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    11-15-2015 09:20 PM
  10. oditius's Avatar
    Really easy.

    Just go to an AT&T store and they'll set you with an account and a new SIM card. They'll also cancel your Verizon account and put in the necessary request for your phone number.

    All should take less than 15 minutes.
    Of course it might take an hour to get waited on. LoL At least around here it does. I would recommend you go to a corporate store. They get paid by the hour and not by the sale. So they spend a little more time explaining things and getting you the best deal. That would explain the long wait. At agent store the wait is shorter, but hopefully you know what you want before you go in, and you can get accessories 99% cheaper on eBay or Amazon... SO don't buy them there...
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    11-15-2015 09:38 PM
  11. aitt's Avatar
    Only downside if you wanna call it that is battery life when you have two sims in,of course,remember it's working on two networks checking for anything incoming,that's all
    That's a lie. I have the ZenFone 2 dual Sim and that lasted longer than my Note 4

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    11-15-2015 09:45 PM
  12. aitt's Avatar
    Well your voice & SMS would coast on 2G and never search between speeds. Only one slot is active for data.

    Assuming you went one carrier voice/text and one carrier for data.
    Exactly. Even if you have dual LTE you have options to turn data off.

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    11-15-2015 09:47 PM
  13. oditius's Avatar
    That's a lie. I have the ZenFone 2 dual Sim and that lasted longer than my Note 4

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    Please don't say anything is a lie. It might be true to that person. Have you tested every dual sim phone? If not, it only may seem like a lie. But what if it is the truth in his circumstances? I have seen people that own my phone say they can get a couple days from the battery, where as I can barely make it a whole day. Are they lying? or am I? Different phones, different strokes...
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    11-16-2015 05:39 AM
  14. aitt's Avatar
    Please don't say anything is a lie. It might be true to that person. Have you tested every dual sim phone? If not, it only may seem like a lie. But what if it is the truth in his circumstances? I have seen people that own my phone say they can get a couple days from the battery, where as I can barely make it a whole day. Are they lying? or am I? Different phones, different strokes...
    If you have poorly designed apps or battery hogger or 100 background services it's user not phone. It has nothing to do with dua sim. To say that it will drain you battery is simply not true.


    https://www.quora.com/Do-the-dual-SI...d-unit-of-time

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    11-16-2015 07:17 AM
  15. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    That's a lie. I have the ZenFone 2 dual Sim and that lasted longer than my Note 4
    The only way to accurately measure would be ZenFone 2 dual sim vs ZenFone 2 single sim; or Note 4 single sim vs Note 4 dual sim. A comparison between two completely different phones makes no sense.
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    11-16-2015 08:17 AM
  16. desaideas1's Avatar
    There may be some deals to get 300$ credit for trading in a smartphone on ATT. I would do that, pick up a cheap phone with a nano sim and then go to Microsoft to pick up the XL.
    11-16-2015 08:27 AM
  17. aitt's Avatar
    The only way to accurately measure would be ZenFone 2 dual sim vs ZenFone 2 single sim; or Note 4 single sim vs Note 4 dual sim. A comparison between two completely different phones makes no sense.
    You mean like this?

    https://m.reddit.com/r/MotoG/comment..._battery_life/

    Dual sim has a primary and secondary. There's no reason for the phone in data case to have both running LTE. It has no purpose other than MMS IMO. Most dual sim has the secondary solely for 2g. Other don't even use the dual sim unless you specify.

    There's three type of dual. Most dual will be standby. Now maybe saying lie was the wrong word of choice cause if you have and Active dual phone it can increase battery use, however you are in control of how the Sims operate.

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    11-16-2015 11:14 AM
  18. kwright62's Avatar
    There may be some deals to get 300$ credit for trading in a smartphone on ATT. I would do that, pick up a cheap phone with a nano sim and then go to Microsoft to pick up the XL.
    Pretty slick. Many thanks.
    11-16-2015 10:59 PM

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