1. BPHusker's Avatar
    I am sick and tired of the slow data speeds on Sprint and am thinking of paying the ETF and going to Verizon. Instead of signing up for a contract and getting an S4, I am thinking about trying to find a used S3 or Droid DNA and porting my Sprint number over and signing up. Is that possible? I want to switch to Verizon now, but really don't want to enter into a contract being only 6-8 months away from the S5 or the next HTC.
    09-19-2013 09:20 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Yes it's possible. If you bring your own equipment a contract is not needed, but make sure you state no contract and watch to make sure your not put into a contract, I did this and I looked online and seen there was a contract date, took a few calls to get it off.

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    09-19-2013 09:39 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes, you can do that.

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    09-19-2013 10:14 PM
  4. prodigy1814's Avatar
    Just make sure it is a Verizon branded phone with a clean ESN, and you're good to go...
    09-19-2013 10:56 PM
  5. BPHusker's Avatar
    There's a few phones I've been looking at on Swappa. A few of the good ones are rooted and I was wondering if Verizon will flip out if I bring in a rooted phone to get activated.

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    09-25-2013 08:25 AM
  6. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    Well you could try to ask the seller to restore, but unless there's something really out of the ordinary, or you get a bad rep, it won't matter.

    There are just so many different things you can do on Android without rooting that you can probably just get by with saying that you downloaded such-and-such app to customize it. The splash screen/boot animation of Paranoid Android freaked out one of the reps I went to, but she just assumed I put it on there and didn't deny activation.

    Now, when I went to Sprint to sell someone one of my phones, I had some sort of launcher on it to mimic ICS at the time, but the phone was not rooted (currently). The reps completely turned the guy away saying that it was a hacked phone and they couldn't activate it. But then I just stepped out side and disabled the launcher and went back in and they activated it....
    09-25-2013 10:36 AM
  7. BPHusker's Avatar
    I bought a used S3 and should be getting it Monday. Anyway, do I need to do anything with my Sprint account or when I port the number to Verizon does that cancel the account? I'm assuming I get a final sprint bill with the monthly bill and an ETF?

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    09-29-2013 11:05 AM
  8. cg101's Avatar
    I bought a used S3 and should be getting it Monday. Anyway, do I need to do anything with my Sprint account or when I port the number to Verizon does that cancel the account? I'm assuming I get a final sprint bill with the monthly bill and an ETF?

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    The port happens when you contact Verizon (either over the phone [recommended] or online.) When you port your number, Sprint will get notified, and then they will send you a final bill with ETF, etc. I didn't have ETF, but this is what happened to me when I left T-Mobile. They sent me a bill and I paid it.

    If you are willing to pay ETF, just give VZW's customer service a call and follow your earlier instructions to make sure you, yourself, are not on a contract since you're bringing in your own device.
    09-29-2013 12:01 PM
  9. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    I bought a used S3 and should be getting it Monday. Anyway, do I need to do anything with my Sprint account or when I port the number to Verizon does that cancel the account? I'm assuming I get a final sprint bill with the monthly bill and an ETF?

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    Just to add in a bit more, you do not need to talk with Sprint. Just follow Verizon's port-in process and the line will close with Sprint automatically when port-in is complete.
    09-30-2013 08:46 AM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just to add in a bit more, you do not need to talk with Sprint. Just follow Verizon's port-in process and the line will close with Sprint automatically when port-in is complete.
    This.

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    09-30-2013 08:52 AM
  11. BPHusker's Avatar
    I was planning on just heading into a Verizon store to make the switch since that seems easiest. Is that the best way?

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    09-30-2013 10:11 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I was planning on just heading into a Verizon store to make the switch since that seems easiest. Is that the best way?

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    Yep. Tell them you want to port your number from Sprint. They can do it for you.. And then you're good to go. This will then auto cancel the Sprint line and Sprint will send you a bill with the ETF attached. I just did this same thing but with T-Mobile 2 months ago.

    Sprint can take up to 60 days to send you the final bill with the ETF... Just FYI. Stupid I know but that can happen.. Took me almost a month to receive my last bill from them with the ETF.

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    09-30-2013 10:19 AM
  13. delta7's Avatar
    How much more is verizon for a single line as opposed to sprint? I'm a seroP member and I pay 58 a month.
    09-30-2013 11:55 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    How much more is verizon for a single line as opposed to sprint? I'm a seroP member and I pay 58 a month.
    Alot more than 58 a month lol..

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    09-30-2013 01:50 PM
  15. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    How much more is verizon for a single line as opposed to sprint? I'm a seroP member and I pay 58 a month.
    It will depend on how much data you use/want. It'll be $40 for smartphone text/voice access + additional for data.

    I used to be on SERO-P as well, but since I'm on Verizon with a lot of other people, my portion of the bill is like $50. It's not really worth ditching SERO for Verizon unless you need the coverage in your area. But that's another discussion...
    09-30-2013 03:08 PM
  16. delta7's Avatar
    Alot more than 58 a month lol..

    I hear about 100 for a single line.

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    It will depend on how much data you use/want. It'll be $40 for smartphone text/voice access + additional for data.

    I used to be on SERO-P as well, but since I'm on Verizon with a lot of other people, my portion of the bill is like $50. It's not really worth ditching SERO for Verizon unless you need the coverage in your area. But that's another discussion...
    It's just a single plan but I get very slow data period. I'm tired of it smh

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    09-30-2013 04:21 PM
  17. ffejjj's Avatar
    Last year (2012) my Sprint service went from bad to worse but now... Hour north of Detroit and 4g is just popping up all over. Really liking what i'm seeing from Sprint these days
    09-30-2013 04:27 PM
  18. GoldenEagle06's Avatar
    Last year (2012) my Sprint service went from bad to worse but now... Hour north of Detroit and 4g is just popping up all over. Really liking what i'm seeing from Sprint these days
    They have activated one 4G tower near me. Tested it out the other day and was happy with the speed. However sprint tells me it will be another 3 to 4 months before more of the area is up and running. Contact ends end of October. Not sure if I am switching to VZW or not.
    09-30-2013 05:17 PM
  19. BPHusker's Avatar
    How much more is verizon for a single line as opposed to sprint? I'm a seroP member and I pay 58 a month.
    Man, I pay $95 for Sprint. Verizon will be about $10 more but the data speeds and coverage overall should be better and I get a larger employer discount as well.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    10-01-2013 11:01 PM
  20. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    They have activated one 4G tower near me. Tested it out the other day and was happy with the speed. However sprint tells me it will be another 3 to 4 months before more of the area is up and running. Contact ends end of October. Not sure if I am switching to VZW or not.
    I had faster LTE speeds on Sprint than I get now on Verizon, but since the service was more spotty, I would drop to 3G far more often than I would on Verizon. It will really depend on your specific area and the coverage. If your contract is up, and you aren't having a horrible experience, you might as well wait it out and see how the service develops before jumping ship.
    10-02-2013 10:08 AM

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