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  1. irishchick22's Avatar
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    Question SIM cards for Verizon phones?

    This may be a stupid question but I was wondering if you can use a SIM card with a Verizon bought phone? I am considering switching to TMO and I know that Verizon doesn't use SIM cards but if I want to switch between a new Curve and my current Verizon Razr would I be able to do that? Is there a place to put SIM cards into a Verizon phone?

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    No. You can put Micro SD cards, but not SIM cards.
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    I don't think they use them. At least no vzw phone I've ever had has had one. That includes six phones to date

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    I don't think you can unless you get both active sorry to give yeah the bad news

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishchick22 View Post
    This may be a stupid question but I was wondering if you can use a SIM card with a Verizon bought phone? I am considering switching to TMO and I know that Verizon doesn't use SIM cards but if I want to switch between a new Curve and my current Verizon Razr would I be able to do that? Is there a place to put SIM cards into a Verizon phone?

    Thanks!
    Unfortunately, that will not work. Two incompatible technologies. Verizon uses CDMA whereas T-Mobile uses GSM, while CDMA involves ESN numbers for verification and GSM involves SIM cards.

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    Actually, the 8830WE from Verizon uses a sim card - but I don't know details. It is used when you go OUT of the US (Canada) and allows the 8830WE to use the frequency used in Europe. But I don't know if the card is FREQUENCY-related or only allows the calling to occur over there. If you get the 8830 UNlocked from Verizon you can use foreign sim cards and cheaper calling in europe.
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    The 8830WE has a sim card slot to be used in GSM countries worldwide, but somehow does not work with sim cards from US carriers(att, tmobile, etc.)
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    ^^^ The GSM frequencies for the US have been turned off in the firmware for the GSM radio side.

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