This happened a couple of weeks ago, but it’s still newsworthy…
All GSM plans are now compatible with GAIT phones, and can be used with both TDMA and analog access with your current plan’s areas and regions.
This does require a new SIM, GSM SIMs cannot be re-provisioned for GAIT phones. Also, your phone on the account must be the GAIT phone, even if your primary phone is a different phone. This will affect the insurance standing if any is applicable.
What you do is, buy a new Cinuglar SIM, call customer service, and tell them you want to change the primary phone on your account from a GSM phone to a GAIT phone. They will transfer service to the new SIM and then activate your GAIT phone as the primary phone.
Of course, thanks to GAIT, you can then continue to use your normal (and hopefully more advanced) GSM phone, keeping your backup phone for areas where GSM is not available or coverage is poor.
Of course, Orange customers only, AT&T customers will be able to do this if/when they migrate to an Orange plan (which will be possible, hopefully, later this month, stay tuned).