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    Im an international student here in the States and currently have an iphone through my girlfriends At&t account.

    I want to change to verizon because I live in California and travel frequently to Northern Cal where ATT coverage is pathetic.

    I called into verizon, they said that because I dont have a social security number, I would have to pay a $400 deposit and an additional $299 for the iphone 4 32gb. Thats not really an option for me right now

    Other possibility is that my girlfriend sets up the account in my name which I dont think is an option either.

    Anyway...would I be better off, terminating my AT&T account and unlocking my 3GS 32GB iphone? (I think my termination fee is about $100)

    That way could I still keep my number but transfer to someone like sprint? Or some other half-decent network?

    Any help appreciated!!


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    Re: Cancelling ATT and unlocking to go on any network?

    I think you should work with your current carrier to improve you service...
    Changes such as phone settings and software upgrades an improve service.
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    Re: Cancelling ATT and unlocking to go on any network?

    Quote Originally Posted by camstuf View Post
    I think you should work with your current carrier to improve you service...
    Changes such as phone settings and software upgrades an improve service.
    Where I travel to in Mendicino County in Nor Cal is a black spot for At&t. No service for about a 30 mile radius. Verizon and Sprint both have good coverage there. Also, I rarely get full coverage anywhere (I live in the Bay Area) with aTT.

    Im canceling At&t, just need to know what are my options after I do that



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    Look in to pre paid carriers
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    Re: Cancelling ATT and unlocking to go on any network?

    Quote Originally Posted by camstuf View Post
    Look in to pre paid carriers
    would I still be able to use the iphone with the same number? cheers



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    Re: Cancelling ATT and unlocking to go on any network?

    Been google searching prepaid iphone, all hits lead to AT&T;
    Looks like its time to invest in a new phone that is compatable with the prepaid carrier of your choice.
    Most will allow you to keep (port) your number.
    Check Net 10 and Straight talk, also I saw some great double ups on Trac phone minutes.
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    Re: Cancelling ATT and unlocking to go on any network?

    Quote Originally Posted by camstuf View Post
    Been google searching prepaid iphone, all hits lead to AT&T;
    Looks like its time to invest in a new phone that is compatable with the prepaid carrier of your choice.
    but if I get the phone unlocked and cancel my att contract, surely I can use any provider I wish??



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    Re: Cancelling ATT and unlocking to go on any network?

    Ive read somewhere about people unlocking an iphone 3g and using T-Mobile service. Do you think this would be possible in my situation and still allow me to keep the same number?



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    Re: Cancelling ATT and unlocking to go on any network?

    I sent a PM to one of our unlock venders, no reply yet.
    I post back soon as I find out
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    Re: Cancelling ATT and unlocking to go on any network?

    Quote Originally Posted by camstuf View Post
    I sent a PM to one of our unlock venders, no reply yet.
    I post back soon as I find out
    Cool, thanks



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