For a few days now, anyone who has attempted to contact me on my Verizon number (my contact information is here) has not gotten through. Basically, I really screwed up this iPhone 15 upgrade, did everything backwards and wrong. I’ve now paid (yes, literally) for my errors (also involving the previous phone) and the problem should be resolved as I now have both the Boost Infinite and Verizon numbers on a single device.
The unexpected good news is it appears that the iPhone 15 has the ability to automatically switch to the more available network. This is something I had had to do manually in my previous adventures with dual SIM dual standby (DSDS); having it happen automatically—and smoothly—would be a real win if this actually works.
Thanks to another fuck-up, I won’t start to get a sense how well it works until tomorrow or the next day.
That said, my perception is that after a late start—I was dealing with Verizon much of the morning—I did a little better than I otherwise would. This is consistent with my experience the one day I was able to use the new phone before I ran into mobile data problems with Boost.
But it’s awfully hard to know: Retail is random; there are unknown variables, some of which I can’t even identify, let alone assign values to; and my perception is inevitably subjective and possibly affected by a desire for self-justification. It will not be possible, really, to judge from the numbers because Uber is making changes all the time too and I don’t know their impact.
Fig. 1. Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas, undated image credited to https://www.flickr.com/photos/glynlowe/ [bad link], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Tori Otten, “Trump’s Desperate Legal Team Files for Mistrial in Fraud Case,” New Republic, November 15, 2023, https://newrepublic.com/post/176941/trump-desperate-legal-team-files-mistrial-fraud-case