February 2, 2012 2:25 PM Subscribe
What can I do to make things go smoothly when I quit Sprint for another mobile provider in a few months?
posted by jepler to technology (6 answers total)
In June 2010 I switched from Virgin Mobile USA to Sprint. When my contract is up later this year, I want to switch back to Virgin to save money (yeah, I'll be buying another new phone—but even at two hundred bucks it won't take long to make that back in savings on service).
I'd really like to keep my current number (something I wasn't able to do when I switched to Sprint). Also, my wife (we're on the "family everything data" plan and got our phones at the same time) doesn't want to switch service at this time.
Is there anything I can do in advance to make things go more smoothly when I quit Sprint? Will porting my sprint number to google voice make things easier or harder? How is having a "family" plan going to complicate this?
Bonus question: As someone who has hated his Samsung Moment from day 1 for being slow (e.g., to change among apps) and flaky (GPS and wifi, I'm looking at you), should I pick up the LG Optimus Slider or the Samsung Intercept? Or, more to the point, any reason not to go with the LG?