Greg, thanks for this. I'm expecting my sim card to arrive tomorrow, got the phone a week ago. I too am switching from Verizon.
I've a few questions, if you've got the time.
How does texting work? I understand my old Verizon number will become a Google voice number, and I'll lose my original Voice number. That's OK. Can you receive texts from non Voice numbers, and can you send texts to non Voice numbers? It I text a Verizon number, does it appear on the receiver's Verizon text screen?