1. Mattym2121's Avatar
    Just a really quick question....is "activating" the sim card the same as "unlocking" the phone??
    01-21-09 03:13 PM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    No. Totally different.

    Unlocking the phone requires a special code generated from the
    IMEI or ESN number. It has nothing to do with the SIM.

    Activating a SIM card is simply establishing service.
    01-21-09 03:23 PM
  3. Mattym2121's Avatar
    okay thank you very much!!
    01-21-09 03:42 PM
  4. destro23's Avatar
    activating it consists of calling Verizon and telling them you are going overseas.. then they read off the rates to you in a recorded conversation (rates are REALLY expensive)..

    Unlocking it consists of after they read you the rates you tell them you also have a foreign sim card with a local number that you would like to use also. Can you please unlock the phone..

    Thats it
    01-21-09 03:52 PM