Does the Verizon iPhone 5 come with a SIM pre-installed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shenan1982, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    I've heard conflicting reports... isn't the SIM what enables LTE, so wouldn't it have to have a SIM to use LTE with Verizon?

  2. macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2011
    Yes it must have a sim for service lte etc

    They slapped my sim in for me
  3. thread starter macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    So for those buying from the Apple store (either by pre-order or in-store), they're not being handed over to you with a sim pre-installed? Seems strange to call it LTE and then have it delivered without a SIM, right? Sorry, just curious here.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    my VZW iPhone 5 was delivered on friday. the iPhone box itself was sealed (plastic wrapping), but it did have a sim card pre installed. However I had to manually activate the SIM by following the instructions in the verizon booklet that was included with the iPhone box (in the brown fedex box). I had to call verizon's automated activation system and enter the information it asked for.

    The sim card inside the phone is Verizon branded however.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    My preorder had the SIM pre-installed - no need for me to do anything but power it up and follow the on-screen instructions.

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