[Q] Hotspot Micro SIM usable in HTC ONE?
So I'm wanting to take the SIM out of my Mifi 4620L jetpack and use it in my HTC ONE. Drove about 40 minutes to the Verizon store since I live in a rural area hoping to pick up the phone off contract and just slap my Mifi's SIM into it. Silly me forgot about 'activating' the phone on the network and that if I did that I'd end up switching to their share everything plan and the crapfest that is. What was interesting was that they said they were NOT allowed to sell me an off contract phone from the store. I'd have to order it online or something and then when asking about if I order it online at off contract then have it set for in-store pickup 'my' phone I ordered would have to be delivered to them and that they just couldn't give me one they already had in stock. Pretty fed up with Verizon at this point. I then asked if I'd be able to buy the phone on contract - activate it - and then cancel the plan with the termination fee coming out to actually about the same price as if I pay full retail anyway and then I'd have the phone and no contract and I could just put my SIM into it and be happy and on my way. The manager lady said she wouldn't do that for me.
Well screw them cause I can do it online and such anyways. Then I realize that if I did that I'd STILL have to switch to the share everything plan. So what I am thinking about doing is asking a friend who also uses Verizon if I can buy the phone through his account on a 2 year contract then cancel the entire phone plan and everything and then try putting my hotspot's SIM into the ONE and I'd still be locked into my $50 a month for 5GB of data.
Why do I want to do this? I hardly talk over the phone and I use Google Talk for unlimited calling and texting anyway so I only need data since I get 4G LTE at home, work, and most places I visit. Oh and one other thing the brilliant retail rep told me: The Mifi SIM wouldn't even work in the HTC ONE since it's not an NFC SIM... That really irks me because yes the phone will still function! Just because I can't use NFC payments with the other SIM doesn't mean the phone won't work the way I want it to function! Anyone have experience with this or suggestions? I am NOT paying an extra $80 a month just for the privilege of using a phone. Right now I use a wifi enabled tablet connected to my hotspot as my phone and I'm happy with it - I just wanted to consolidate them into one device and use pure data.