1. dagrepont's Avatar
    Has anyone switched carriers just for a phone or know anyone that has? And I mean just for the phone. For example, someone who is on AT&T and perfectly happy with the service but leaves for Verizon just for the Icon. I don't know anyone who has done this.
    08-03-2014 09:21 PM
  2. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I switched to get the 920 lol. If a phone I want is on another carrier,I will go get it haha.
    08-03-2014 09:35 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Sure. Many years ago (2006?) I was on Sprint and I had the HTC Mogul. I switched to AT&T because I wanted the same phone form factor with this revolutionary 3G they had just started rolling out. Who knew?
    08-03-2014 09:35 PM
  4. LockOnTech's Avatar
    I have done that a few times, jump from one carrier to another. Sometimes for the phones, but for other times it is just for the services. I remembered I really wanted a Nokia N-Gage QD on prepaid, so I had to switch to cingular wireless way back then.
    08-04-2014 06:53 AM
  5. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    I did for the HTC Evo, bad idea.
    08-04-2014 06:58 AM
  6. explosive0's Avatar
    Has anyone switched carriers just for a phone or know anyone that has? And I mean just for the phone. For example, someone who is on AT&T and perfectly happy with the service but leaves for Verizon just for the Icon. I don't know anyone who has done this.
    I did this. I even pay more on Verizon.
    08-04-2014 06:59 AM
  7. Great deal's Avatar
    Many moons ago the iPhone was an O2 exclusive in the UK - switched from Orange to O2. Today with Vodafone and EE
    08-04-2014 09:02 AM
  8. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I buy unlocked phones so I can use it with most carriers.My plan is too good right now to give it up. :)
    Laura Knotek and Harry Wild like this.
    08-04-2014 09:28 AM
  9. badr0b0t's Avatar
    Me too. I never leave my carrier. I just buy unlocked phones. With all those one sided phone contracts, it's a lot cheaper to buy unlocked phones and stay with the same plan.
    Harry Wild likes this.
    08-05-2014 07:49 PM
  10. extrikate's Avatar
    I was with Sprint for over 15 years. A dedicated Windows Mobile user, I was frustrated when they didn't embrace Windows Phone. They abandoned the HTC Arrive and that sealed it for me. I switched to Verizon so I could get a WP8 device (Lumia 822) even though my bill went up and I lost unlimited data. Picked up the Icon on release day. Glad I made the switch!
    08-05-2014 08:12 PM
  11. SteveNoza's Avatar
    I was a BlackBerry user on Sprint, and happy with Sprints service, but they seem to have no love for either BlackBerry or Windows Phone. When I needed a new phone and wanted Windows, I couldn't even find a live Sprint Windows Phone to try out, even the Microsoft store had none, and I know Sprint drug out the introduction of WP 8 as badly as BB10, so it was time to move on.
    08-06-2014 05:53 AM
  12. negative1ne's Avatar
    i was on verizon for 4 years.

    then i wanted a windows phone, and they didn't support them.

    t-mobile allowed bringing your own phone, so i bought a used windows phone,
    and switched.

    it's a lot cheaper not having a contract, and i get more features on my own phone.

    later
    -1
    08-07-2014 03:46 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Verizon has the badass Ativ SE and they allow BYOD whether on contract or not. They even allow LTE devices on prepaid now.

    Sent from my LG G-Pro via the WPCentral Android app
    08-08-2014 05:46 PM
  14. Ashalinia's Avatar
    I switched from T-Mobile to AT&T for the 1020 (upgraded from a 521.) T-Mobile just doesn't have any good flagships other than the 925.
    08-08-2014 06:48 PM
  15. Julaayi's Avatar
    me 2 yrs ago for the Lumia 920 from Verizon to AT&T.. They didn't have any windows phones at that time...
    08-08-2014 06:52 PM
  16. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I switched from T-Mobile to AT&T for the 1020 (upgraded from a 521.) T-Mobile just doesn't have any good flagships other than the 925.
    My contract is pretty much over with Verizon. So I'm thinking about going to AT&T just for the 1020, though now I think I should wait to see what's down the pipeline as far as new phones.
    08-08-2014 07:07 PM
  17. Ashalinia's Avatar
    My contract is pretty much over with Verizon. So I'm thinking about going to AT&T just for the 1020, though now I think I should wait to see what's down the pipeline as far as new phones.
    Yeah I think I'd wait a little bit, I doubt we'll see another 41 MP camera for a long long time but who knows, maybe we'll get something close with better specs in other departments.

    The battery life wasn't very good on the 1020 either from my experience. I would be at ~15-20% at the end of the day compared to the 50% on my 1520.
    08-09-2014 02:26 AM
  18. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Yeah I think I'd wait a little bit, I doubt we'll see another 41 MP camera for a long long time but who knows, maybe we'll get something close with better specs in other departments.

    The battery life wasn't very good on the 1020 either from my experience. I would be at ~15-20% at the end of the day compared to the 50% on my 1520.
    And wouldn't you know it, two days after these posts out come the leaks about the Lumia 830!
    08-23-2014 08:59 PM
  19. theefman's Avatar
    And wouldn't you know it, two days after these posts out come the leaks about the Lumia 830!


    The 830 will probably have the same camera as the 930 and 1520, not really a 1020 replacement.
    08-24-2014 12:57 AM
  20. nanowareWP's Avatar
    08-27-2014 10:22 AM
  21. tulak's Avatar
    No and never I will do so!
    Lately, it seems like new models of mobile phones are popping up almost every week. And people just keep on buying these things. What’s up with that?
    My Lumia 810 still rocks!!!
    08-28-2014 06:30 AM
  22. Squachy's Avatar
    Hell no.
    I'd switch only if the service/reception/etc is better with another carrier. All our plans up in Canada suck *** and they're all the same so there's no point really.
    08-28-2014 07:17 PM

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