Making the leap to a Verizon iPhone

The iPhone 4 is drawing fans to Verizon.

If you’re one of the people clamoring for an iPhone that also promises decent service on Verizon (what a feat!), there are a few things to know first about making the switch.

Verizon offers a few tips as to how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

1 Keep your old number. Verizon advises that you not cancel your current service until you can get a Verizon salesperson to transfer the number to your new account with Verizon. Once you do that, your old carrier is immediately notified that your account has been closed.

2 Move your contacts data. Thankfully, this part in the process should be easy, as a number of apps are designed to wirelessly transfer data from your old phone to the new one.

3 Trade in your old phone. Yes, as heartbreaking as it is that something you once paid $200 for is now worth a trade-in amount of $12 (like a Samsung Rogue), it’s better than nothing. Verizon says that a 32GB iPhone 4 has an appraisal value of $285. We suggest donating your old phone to a good cause instead.

4 Pick your data plan. Unlike AT&T, Verizon offers an unlimited data plan for $29.99 per month. AT&T’s largest data plan for the iPhone is $45 per month for 4GB.



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