Is Verizon nano sim attached to phone?

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  1. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

    mohsy90

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    I'm trying to buy a Verizon iPhone 5 from some guy and he repeatedly tells me that he will remove the sim card before selling it to me. And that Verizon iPhone 5 uses only sim no CDMA. I assumed all he had to do was inactivate his iPhone 5 and then give it to me with the sim and I would just activate it on my account?

    Can someone clear this up for me. Should he be supplying me the sim? If he doesn't, can I obtain one from Verizon?
     
  2. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    verizon uses sim card's for the iphone 5 now, or for LTE. One of those. so you would need a SIM from Verizon anyway
     
  3. braddick macrumors 68040

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    No, it is not.
    I popped mine out and inserted an AT&T sim without issue or fault.
     
  4. cngrevolution macrumors member

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    No. Not attached. And the phone is unlocked from the factory. Can put in any sim that you want. Just stop by a corp store and get one. :D
     
  5. mohsy90 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm curious, can I just use the sim that he has after he inactivates it? Or do I need to get my own nano sim from Verizon?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you cannot use his sim.
    You will have to get your own with your number.
     
  7. compwiz1202 macrumors regular

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    You won't be able to use it for anything cellular until you get your own SIM with service.
     
  8. mohsy90 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    K, thank you for clearing that up for me guys. Called Apple store, looks like they carry them, just gotta go pick it up
     

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