4S on Verizon help!!

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So I switched over to Verizon from a 3GS On AT&T. With the switch I also got a galaxy nexus. It's given me nothing but problems in regards to signal quality so I went out and got an off contract 4s at bestbuy.

I'm trying to test signal quality at a particular location between the two phones. So here's my question:
I can't just switch he sim from the genx like I thought so I need to activate it using the provided sim.

Can I go back and forth with activations, using one phone one day and deactivating the other the next? I have til next Thursday til my 14 days runs out so I want to run as thorough a test as possible?

Additionally, even though the 4s is not currently activated, it shows bars. How accurate are those in regards to signal strength?

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Jordan921 said:
I think there's a number you call with Verizon to switch phones.
Yes there is. I just want to be sure I can go back and forth with that process for testing purposes.

Perhaps I should just call customer service for this..
 

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Yes there is. I just want to be sure I can go back and forth with that process for testing purposes.

Perhaps I should just call customer service for this..
Once you deactivate the 4G SIM by activating a 3G device, you have to go in store and have them activate a new 4G SIM every time you want to move back to a 4G device. LTE phones are now activated solely by SIM swapping (ala GSM) and 3G devices are activated by *228/online/customer service. It's going to be a real pain in the rear to keep moving from a LTE and 3G device.

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Verizon does not use SIM.
Wrong. Verizon LTE devices use a SIM and are activated by inserting an activated SIM.
 

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Once you deactivate the 4G SIM by activating a 3G device, you have to go in store and have them activate a new 4G SIM every time you want to move back to a 4G device. LTE phones are now activated solely by SIM swapping (ala GSM) and 3G devices are activated by *228/online/customer service. It's going to be a real pain in the rear to keep moving from a LTE and 3G device.

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Wrong. Verizon LTE devices use a SIM and are activated by inserting an activated SIM.
How can they use a SIM on a 4S when the 4S is 3G? :D
 

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Yes there is. I just want to be sure I can go back and forth with that process for testing purposes.

Perhaps I should just call customer service for this..
Once you deactivate the 4G SIM by activating a 3G device, you have to go in store and have them activate a new 4G SIM every time you want to move back to a 4G device. LTE phones are now activated solely by SIM swapping (ala GSM) and 3G devices are activated by *228/online/customer service. It's going to be a real pain in the rear to keep moving from a LTE and 3G device.

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Verizon does not use SIM.
Wrong. Verizon LTE devices use a SIM and are activated by inserting an activated SIM.
Cool. Thats all I needed to know.
 

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Once you deactivate the 4G SIM by activating a 3G device, you have to go in store and have them activate a new 4G SIM every time you want to move back to a 4G device. LTE phones are now activated solely by SIM swapping (ala GSM) and 3G devices are activated by *228/online/customer service. It's going to be a real pain in the rear to keep moving from a LTE and 3G device.

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Wrong. Verizon LTE devices use a SIM and are activated by inserting an activated SIM.
100% correct. I have a Verizon iPhone 4S and a Galaxy Nexus. Big pain if I want to switch phones. After 24 hrs of being disconnected, the 4G SIM gets "retired" and a new one must be programmed at a store (or mailed to you) to reactivate the GNex.