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New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 02, 2022 07:52PM
I just bought an iPhone Mini 13 to replace my original SE.

I'm currently on Mint Mobile with my SE, but I'm considering switching to Verizon.

What's the general process?

- Back up the phone. I currently have it set up to automatically back, but is this enough? Do some apps require a total backup or something?

- If I stay on Mint, can I just call them, and have them do some Voodoo and transfer my current phsical SIM to an eSIM on the new phone?

I guess if I go with Verizon, I could just go pick up a physical SIM at a store.

What about music that is only on the phone? Can I sync with iTunes on my MBP running Sierra?

Photos are on the cloud, so I guess that's easy.

I get unlimited storage on iCloud to transfer things. Would this be easier?
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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: October 02, 2022 08:41PM
All the VooDoo you need-Apple QuickStart. [support.apple.com]
Use Phone to Phone transfer--DO NOT USE THE iCloud option.
You might have to swap the SIM, or have the carrier activate the eSIM.
If you are going with Verizon, they should give you some $$$ toward a new iPhone.
You also should look at their other brand [www.visible.com] and compare prices. They are owned by Verizon.
If you have Xfinity/Comcast, look at their plans-they use Verizon when not on Wifi.

Good place to compare carriers [www.whistleout.com]



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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 02, 2022 11:08PM
Why Mint to Verizon? You got money to burn?



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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 03, 2022 04:39AM
Spectrum also uses Verizon towers.



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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 03, 2022 06:57AM
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graylocks
Why Mint to Verizon? You got money to burn?

Mint uses T-Mobile's network, and I've been getting some no service issues here in Virginia on occasion.

I was thinking that Verizon would have better coverage, but maybe that Visible plan would be good.
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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 03, 2022 07:13AM
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freeradical
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graylocks
Why Mint to Verizon? You got money to burn?

Mint uses T-Mobile's network, and I've been getting some no service issues here in Virginia on occasion.

I was thinking that Verizon would have better coverage, but maybe that Visible plan would be good.

I switched from Verizon to Visible for about half the cost and unlimited data now.
They can activate your phones eSIM.





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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 03, 2022 09:42AM
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rgG
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freeradical
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graylocks
Why Mint to Verizon? You got money to burn?

Mint uses T-Mobile's network, and I've been getting some no service issues here in Virginia on occasion.

I was thinking that Verizon would have better coverage, but maybe that Visible plan would be good.

I switched from Verizon to Visible for about half the cost and unlimited data now.
They can activate your phones eSIM.

Another Visible user here. Get $25/mo with a group of four or more. You can join public groups. Doesn't have to be relatives/friends.

And $5/mo to add an Apple watch to your plan.
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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 03, 2022 09:50AM
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Lux Interior
Another Visible user here. Get $25/mo with a group of four or more. You can join public groups. Doesn't have to be relatives/friends.

Visible no longer offers party pay to new subscribers. Lowest plan is $30. There's a new plan for $45 that gives priority access to the Verizon network.

I switched to visible a few months ago. when i'm home in ATL it works great. when I was out in the Bay Area in August and in Austin just last week it was not so good. I'm pretty sure the Bay Area was a heavy traffic area and Visible users lose priority there. Wouldn't have thought Austin would have been a congestion issue.

I have some further testing to do. Not sure if I'll stick with Visible. I did not have these issues with Xfinity Mobile which also uses Verizon towers but then again I wasn't traveling as much. I'm going out to CA for 3 months. T-Mobile has a 3 month eSim trial that i plan to sign up for.



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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: clay
Date: October 03, 2022 10:17AM
depending on your needs, Redpocket [www.redpocket.com] may have a plan that works for you. I don't use much data (less than 1gb/month) and their annual plan (purchased from bay) for $8.25/month works great. They obviously offer annual and monthly plans with more data than that, but might be worth comparing with Visible. Redpocket offers the Verizon network.
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Re: New iPhone...what next?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: October 03, 2022 10:56AM
Keep in mind that you can have two lines active at the same time.
At least one has to be an eSIM.
Sierra is pretty out of date. I would personally try to do all syncing through iCloud, but ymmv.
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