I think that the SIM cards are different for the different providers--one won't fit into the slot for the other. I'm probably wrong about that, but it's in my memory bank somewhere that that's the way it works.
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I don't know what T-Mobile offers for $50 month but ATT has a $60 a month plan that gives unlimited text and voice, 2G data, and a much larger network. I'm going to drop my land line.
As far as SIM cards, better Google the limitations. It's kind of complicated switching. The 5's can be used on other networks, with limitations. Verizon uses CDMA, ATT and T-Mobile GSM. Something about the LTE not being compatible though. You will have to get the phone unlocked too to use on both.
Loc: Petaluma, CA
So much for going cheap. huh?
Freakin' Apple. I've looked into cheap, and will still pay more than I want to, so I figured, WTH. I've been a good boy, held off for as long as I could, I DESERVE nothing but the best, right? I said, RIGHT?
Loc: Petaluma, CA
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