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Tech Wiz on switching phone carriers.

After a long discussion, my wife and I have decided to switch phone carriers. We were Cincinnati Bell back when we first had Cellular phones. We moved from Cincinnati Bell to Verizon when we first moved to Indiana. At one point in the process, we switched to Sprint, then to Tmobile. We were on TMobile when we moved to Maryland and at that time because of other coverage issues we moved to AT&T. Now we are heading back to Verizon. Funny how things go like that sometimes.

By the way, getting your AT&T phone unlocked, and then moved over to a new carrier is far more painful than it should be. The process involves backing up your phone, completely erasing everything, installing the new sim and then restoring from backup. The whole process takes 4/6 hours. Way more effort than needed. I was not happy having to do that. I understand exactly what I was asked to do. I understand the concept and the principles plus the what and why of what I did, just wasn’t happy.

Back in the PPC phone days, the restore process was long. We are back to long restore process. However, in this particular case, using the Apple Backup process for my phone, everything was restored. Everything was restored. So huge kudos to Apple for improving the backup and restore process! Overall I was really happy with how easy the Apple part of the process was. Now I have to wait for the AT&T process to finish. That is another 24 hours of waiting. After six years I shouldn’t have expected more!

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    Have you ever switched cellular phone carriers?

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    How often do you back up your phone?

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    Do you back up your phone?

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    Have you ever restored your phone from a backup?

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Written by DocAndersen

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