We are switching from AT&T cell phone to service to Verizon, and I'd like to perform the switch smoothly while also using one of the new phones as a Christmas gift. Your advice on the proper procedure would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Nov 20, 2012 -
Anyone have experience switching from a smartphone to a feature phone?
My current phone is a Blackberry. (Its Blackberry-ness isn't the issue.) I pay AT&T $90 month.
I bought an iPad 6 months ago and my use of the phone has dropped precipitously. I initiate one or two voice calls per week and just a few texts. I never user it to browse the web. I do use it to check mail but I never respond to or initiate email on it. I travel with the iPad, so that relegates the phone to the bench on those occasions, too.
In other words, I have much more phone than I need and I'm paying ATT $90 each month for services I barely use.
So, I'm thinking about terminating the contract and going pay-as-you-go with a cheaper phone.
Has anyone done the same thing for the same reasons? How did it work out? Did you regret it?
posted by justcorbly
on Dec 17, 2011 -