Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 25, 2011, 05:23 AM   #1
blacka4
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Verizon iPhone 4s SIM Tray

Ok maybe someone can explain this one to me. Out of pure curiousity I open the SIM tray on my 4s and there was a Verizon SIM card...i'm confused. i know verizon doesn't use SIM cards Here is a photo

__________________
MBP 17" 2.26GHz, 120 GB HD,1GB RAM ;Mac Mini 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 1TB HD Multimedia Server, iPhone 4s Verizon
blacka4 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 05:27 AM   #2
roxxette
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
yeah , if i remember correctly its have to do with the whole "world phone" stuff , so you can use your phone overseas
roxxette is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 05:30 AM   #3
Stealthipad
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Now you know they DO use a SIM card.

Last edited by Stealthipad; Oct 25, 2011 at 07:34 AM.
Stealthipad is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 05:32 AM   #4
blacka4
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
But, I didn't get the world phone option when I preordered.

So I guess they do use SIM cards even in the CDMA devices but its not user accessable??? in other phones?
__________________
MBP 17" 2.26GHz, 120 GB HD,1GB RAM ;Mac Mini 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 1TB HD Multimedia Server, iPhone 4s Verizon
blacka4 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 05:40 AM   #5
dave420
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by blacka4 View Post
But, I didn't get the world phone option when I preordered.

So I guess they do use SIM cards even in the CDMA devices but its not user accessable??? in other phones?
The sim card isn't used here in the USA, but if you go to another country your Verizon sim card will be used to roam onto other GSM networks that Verizon has deals with.
dave420 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 05:44 AM   #6
blacka4
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
oh ok, looks like i will be heading to verizon for the factory unlock as I am traveling to canada soon, and europe.

i was just surprised to find a card in the tray. I assumed it would have been empty
__________________
MBP 17" 2.26GHz, 120 GB HD,1GB RAM ;Mac Mini 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 1TB HD Multimedia Server, iPhone 4s Verizon
blacka4 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 06:17 AM   #7
climber20
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
You'll want to toss that SIM card out and buy one locally when you get where you're going- it'll be a lot cheaper that way from what I've heard of Verizon's international roaming rates.
climber20 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 06:29 AM   #8
blacka4
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Quote:
Originally Posted by climber20 View Post
You'll want to toss that SIM card out and buy one locally when you get where you're going- it'll be a lot cheaper that way from what I've heard of Verizon's international roaming rates.
yeah thats what I have heard. I am just surprised it came with a SIM in it in the first place as I didn't opt for the global plan in the first place
__________________
MBP 17" 2.26GHz, 120 GB HD,1GB RAM ;Mac Mini 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 1TB HD Multimedia Server, iPhone 4s Verizon
blacka4 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 07:34 AM   #9
dave420
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by blacka4 View Post
yeah thats what I have heard. I am just surprised it came with a SIM in it in the first place as I didn't opt for the global plan in the first place
I'm sure they'd like to give you the option to turn that feature on without mailing you a new sim card.
dave420 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 07:37 AM   #10
Small White Car
macrumors G3
 
Small White Car's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Washington DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave420 View Post
I'm sure they'd like to give you the option to turn that feature on without mailing you a new sim card.
Yeah, it probably costs them 1/2 of a cent to make it and it gives them the ability to charge tons of cash if you decide to travel out of the country and use your phone with their card.

Just a handful of customers doing this will make it very worthwhile for them.
Small White Car is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 09:07 AM   #11
OlgaJ
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by blacka4 View Post
oh ok, looks like i will be heading to verizon for the factory unlock as I am traveling to canada soon, and europe.
I seriously doubt that the phone would be unlocked for you so you could use a different provider. If they do unlock it, please return and let us know.

Thanks!
OlgaJ is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 09:14 AM   #12
climber20
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Verizon will unlock it for you as long as you've been with them for at least 60 days and have paid your bills. I called and got my phone unlocked last week.

Domestic SIM cards won't work apparently- just international. Plenty of other threads that go into this in more detail.
climber20 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2011, 04:36 AM   #13
blacka4
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
thanks guys.
__________________
MBP 17" 2.26GHz, 120 GB HD,1GB RAM ;Mac Mini 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 1TB HD Multimedia Server, iPhone 4s Verizon
blacka4 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Verizon iPhone 4S came with a SIM card? hbah427 iPhone 15 Nov 18, 2012 10:34 PM
Upgrading from iPhone 4 to 4S, SIM questions... itsthemacaddict iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 7 Oct 18, 2011 11:38 AM
iPhone 4S SIM Tray Gets Stuck PLin iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 0 Oct 16, 2011 03:26 PM
Transferring info on old iPhone 3G sim card to new iPhone 4s zachleon11 iPhone 5 Oct 14, 2011 04:36 PM
Verizon iPhone 4S Sim Card Locked? MachAF iPhone 1 Oct 8, 2011 04:01 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC