Lost Verizon SIM Card

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  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm from the US. I had Verizon unlock my phone so that I could put in an international SIM card when I traveled abroad. However, when I put in the international SIM card, I lost the original Verizon one that was inside. Do I need this original SIM card when I go back to the US? Wil my 4S work without it? I also plan on getting my phone replaced with AppleCare-- will a new SIM card come with it?
     
  2. keitarou macrumors 6502

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    Just go to Verizon corp store or call them and they will give you a new one for free. Don't go to an authorized dealer shop. They charge for new SIM. Like 3 bucks or something like that.
     
  3. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    your 4S doesnt require a Verizon SIM as it doesnt support LTE so it will work just fine as long as CDMA switch is on...
     
  4. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! But when I go to the Apple store to trade in my old 4S (which is missing the SIM card), will the new replacement have a SIM card in it already?
     
  5. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    Being on Verizon I'm not even sure why you need the SIM Card inside a 4S but maybe it will....I cant say to be honest but your iPhone will work that I can say as its CDMA radio in Verizon iPhones is enabled and that is what it uses to connect to the network.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Probably not.
    You can go to Verizon and they will give you another one.
    But like said above it is not needed inside your 4S in order to work in the US.
    Its just for when you're outside the US in order to roam on other international carriers.
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    No, they will assume that you are going to use your existing SIM card. White-box replacement iPhones usually don't come with SIMs.

    The SIm card in your case will only be necessary if you plan on traveling abroad and roaming off Verizon instead of using a local carrier's SIM. If you don't anticipate doing that, you probably won't need one unless/until you upgrade to the iPhone 5... which WILL come with its own SIM.
     
  8. Acbyrne16 macrumors newbie

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    I'm from the US. I went to Spain and I bought a SIM card to make international calls, so I can talk with my family. I unfortunately lost my verizon SIM card while there. I have an iPhone 5s. Where can I get a new SIM card and what is the cost? Thanks
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Go to any verizon store and they will give you one.
    I don't think they will charge you but never know. It is verizon:)
     

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