I have been a long time Verizon customer. I currently have unlimited data which I am very set on keeping. I also am in need of an upgrade as my Droid Bionic is not cutting it anmore. I'm dead set on getting the Note 3 which means I have to pay for the phone outright so I can get what I want and not lose my unlimited data. It also isn't feasible to switch carriers due to it being a family plan and partially under contract. Aside from the Verizon branding and the preinstalled bloatware, what is the difference between the Verizon model and the factory unlocked N9005 model? I ask because I can save quite a bit of money with the N9005. I understand it is unlocked but am I going to have any problems with it or can I just drop a micro SIM in it, activate it, and never feel the difference between them? Any and all information is GREATLY appreciated in advance!