GSE380 Leaving The Death Star

On episode 380 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa and Melissa discuss the myriad of mobile plans they have been evaluating in order to leave the wretched Death Star. Check out their full show notes here and look for additional tips and referral links.

Tips for trying to make the transition between carriers a little smoother:

  • Check to see if your iPhone is unlocked before beginning the process. Open Settings > General > About > scroll to the section that begins with “Wi-Fi Address” then look for Carrier Lock. If it says “No SIM restrictions” then your device is not locked to the carrier.
  • In this section you will also find your IMEI number. Long-press onto the number, release your finger, then tap “copy” and now you can paste this long number into a note or form field when requested.
  • Here is the link to AT&T for unlocking your device:
  • Don’t forget to use Rakuten when switching to a new plan. Use Melissa’s referral link here:

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at and Melissa can be found at

Episode Artwork Credit: Piotr Makowski on Unsplash

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