Q: Switching to iPhone while under contract to Verizon?

  • Posted: 03 January 2013 09:37 AM

    I’ve got a friend who recently bought a Droid but now wants to switch to an iPhone.  He’s on Verizon and is presumably is now in the early stage of a 2 year commitment with them.  I think he can buy an unlocked iPhone 4/4S that was previously on Verizon and have someone at a Verizon store switch the contract over to the iPhone.  Obviously I’m not sure what this entails, is it as easy as swapping SIM cards? 

    Has anyone tried this before?  Will this plan work or are there some more pitfalls I need to be aware of?

  • Posted: 14 January 2013 10:32 PM #1

    Yes. He can just purchase an unlocked phone if he doesn’t want to extend his contract. Switching the sim is all that is required. Although, prior to doing so, it’s in his best interest to make sure that he isn’t going to have to purchase a different cellular/data plan for the iPhone (I’m unfamiliar with Verizon plans in his area)... if that’s the case, he will have to renew his contract anyway.