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If you already have a new phone that is unlocked you can just take the sim out of your old phone and and drop it into your new one and there you go. Easy as pie, done it several times.
Thanks. That is part of the ordeal I would be in. I do not have a phone with a SIM card right now. Would they give me one with the iPhone that comes with the plan or would I have to buy a card separately when I brought in the other phone that was to be used ?

Edit: I do understand what you are saying, I am just trying to sell the iPhone for as much as possible by not having it more "used" than it needs to be and only use the SIM in the phone I buy and not the one that comes with the plan.
Edited by K3VL4R - 5/3/11 at 8:02am
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Thanks. That is part of the ordeal I would be in. I do not have a phone with a SIM card right now. Would they give me one with the iPhone that comes with the plan or would I have to buy a card separately when I brought in the other phone that was to be used ?

Edit: I do understand what you are saying, I am just trying to sell the iPhone for as much as possible by not having it more "used" than it needs to be and only use the SIM in the phone I buy and not the one that comes with the plan.
iPhone comes with it's own SIM card and doesn't work with most other newer phones. That's been my experience, anyway. I know for certain that my iPhone 4 SIM was not compatible with the ATRIX 4G.
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Thanks. That is part of the ordeal I would be in. I do not have a phone with a SIM card right now. Would they give me one with the iPhone that comes with the plan or would I have to buy a card separately when I brought in the other phone that was to be used ?

Edit: I do understand what you are saying, I am just trying to sell the iPhone for as much as possible by not having it more "used" than it needs to be and only use the SIM in the phone I buy and not the one that comes with the plan.
Ah I gotcha, yea, you will get a sim with the iphone, however, if it is the iphone 4 then you will get a microsim which will not work with other phones. In that case you will need to buy a new sim from the carrier (normally around 25$) and get it activated which might be another 18 dollars. So pretty much when you get the iphone, just pull out the microsim and sell the phone. Go to the carrier's store and ask to buy a new sim and to activate for the new phone you have. That should do it.
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Just got off the phone with MTS and your right that it does come with the micro SIM, but the normal SIM is only 10 bucks so I will buy one of them.

Just wondering if I should get the 16 or 32 GB iPhone (for resale value) the 32GB is $100 bucks more.

And I am probably going to try and snag one of the GS2's unless there someone has a good reason not too.
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GS2 is the best phone on the market right now by far, if you can get a hold of them. You might be able to import one from Britain since they are on the GSM network type as well.

I know they are getting officially released in Canada Q3, referenced in my other post. I am on Verizon is America which is CDMA/LTE, I'm sure GS2 will have these options available when they get released, but Verizon seems to get phones later then other carriers...sigh

ty for rep by the way, just joined yesterday! Been needing to make an account for a while though, been trolling for a couple years now.
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The bootloader is still locked with the atrix so there won't be any overclocking/custom kernels for a while. Also I've had two of em, the screen on them sucks in my opinion. I would wait for the S2 if you want a nice phone that will have a decent amount of developers working on it (on xda-developers). If you absolutely need a phone now, the inspire is a nice choice for AT&T, for t-mobile the G2X, for verizon the thunderbolt is ok but not great (incredible 2 isn't bad), and for sprint theres the EVO 3D which is coming soon.

EDIT: Ah beaten to the punch by grief
The screen in amazing, im sorry it may not be as vibrant as the Galaxy but its just as good as the desire/evo/thunderbolt etc. Its also has the 2nd highest pixel density of any phone right now and will for quite a while, Motoblur is easy to ignore and obviously you never actually used it to get a good feel for it, my friend has a thunderbolt, the atrix blows it away, the only phone right now that is snappier and faster than the atrix is the G2 and galaxy 2.
    
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The screen in amazing, im sorry it may not be as vibrant as the Galaxy but its just as good as the desire/evo/thunderbolt etc. Its also has the 2nd highest pixel density of any phone right now and will for quite a while, Motoblur is easy to ignore and obviously you never actually used it to get a good feel for it, my friend has a thunderbolt, the atrix blows it away, the only phone right now that is snappier and faster than the atrix is the G2 and galaxy 2.
Alright the phone was very snappy however for me, a person that notices the small details, I could not get over the pixelation on the screens. For example, when I was web browsing on the inspire, I was able to zoom out on ocn's homepage and it stayed clear. However with the Atrix, it was not at all. Also just with icons on the home screen. At first glance they might seem ok, but if you look closer, well you'll see. Some people might not care about a small detail such as that but I couldn't stand it. Also I didn't mean to say the original galaxy s series' screens were better. They were ok but the color saturation was too much and the screens weren't the sharpest. The s2 is supposed to address both of these issues.
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The screen in amazing, im sorry it may not be as vibrant as the Galaxy but its just as good as the desire/evo/thunderbolt etc. Its also has the 2nd highest pixel density of any phone right now and will for quite a while, Motoblur is easy to ignore and obviously you never actually used it to get a good feel for it, my friend has a thunderbolt, the atrix blows it away, the only phone right now that is snappier and faster than the atrix is the G2 and galaxy 2.
Technically an unlocked/overclocked thunderbolt should blow the atrix away with stock motoblur. Or at least be at similar performance, they really bogged down the UI with motoblur and 2.2, upgrading the tbolt to 2.3, some custom kernels, and overclocks makes it a pretty snappy phone.

I was actually thinking about getting the tbolt because it has an unlocked bootloader, but I waited to hear the exact specs and details from the S2. And I'm glad I did, it is a better phone internally, but unlocked as well.

Moto recently said they have listened to the customers and are going to offer an unlocked bootloader in future phones. But they have said things along these lines before, with no follow through, not to mention they also said if the carriers allowed the change. Fine print that could kill the whole deal. Users on OCN average a fair amount of computer knowledge, with that said they should never buy a locked down phone, the benefits for the opposite are too huge.
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Alright the phone was very snappy however for me, a person that notices the small details, I could not get over the pixelation on the screens. For example, when I was web browsing on the inspire, I was able to zoom out on ocn's homepage and it stayed clear. However with the Atrix, it was not at all. Also just with icons on the home screen. At first glance they might seem ok, but if you look closer, well you'll see. Some people might not care about a small detail such as that but I couldn't stand it. Also I didn't mean to say the original galaxy s series' screens were better. They were ok but the color saturation was too much and the screens weren't the sharpest. The s2 is supposed to address both of these issues.
That's the limitation of the PenTile Matrix display Motorola used. I do see the pixelation of the screen when you look closely. Here's a proof, sorry for the size:

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GS2 is the best phone on the market right now by far, if you can get a hold of them. You might be able to import one from Britain since they are on the GSM network type as well.

I know they are getting officially released in Canada Q3, referenced in my other post. I am on Verizon is America which is CDMA/LTE, I'm sure GS2 will have these options available when they get released, but Verizon seems to get phones later then other carriers...sigh

ty for rep by the way, just joined yesterday! Been needing to make an account for a while though, been trolling for a couple years now.
Thanks, I ordered one from the UK a few hours ago. (Never thought I would spend that much on a phone )

Your welcome for the rep. I appreciate the quick responses.
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