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What should I do if I lose my SIM card?
crswenson
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I am in Sweden.  I got my iphone unlocked before I left the US, so I could replace the current US sim card with a swedish one.  I did all that.  But in the process it seems that I lost my original simcard.  Does anyone know how I should handle that when I get back to the US?  Charlie

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Re: Lost Sim Card
vzw_customer_support
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Hi crswenson!

I hope you are enjoying your trip to Sweden!  You can definitely replace your 4G SIM Card for your device when you return.  We can order and ship the SIM Card to you at no charge, or you can even visit one of our Corporate Store Locations http://vz.to/P8iFbE for a free SIM Card replacement.  You can also order a SIM Card online by logging into your My Verizon Account at http://vz.to/1oHF53C.  Enjoy your stay!

AnthonyTa_VZW
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vzw_customer_support
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Hi crswenson!

I hope you are enjoying your trip to Sweden!  You can definitely replace your 4G SIM Card for your device when you return.  We can order and ship the SIM Card to you at no charge, or you can even visit one of our Corporate Store Locations http://vz.to/P8iFbE for a free SIM Card replacement.  You can also order a SIM Card online by logging into your My Verizon Account at http://vz.to/1oHF53C.  Enjoy your stay!

AnthonyTa_VZW
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Re: Lost Sim Card
crswenson
Member

Before I act on this, I just want to make sure. Would my i phone 4S be on

3G? I don't want to get the wrong sim card? Charlie Swenson

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 10:22 PM, Verizon Wireless Customer Support <

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vzw_customer_support
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Making sure you have the correct SIM card is definitely key, crswenson! For your iPhone 4S, you won't need the SIM card at all. The 4S uses our CDMA services, (3G) which do not utilize a SIM. The SIM is only for international use when roaming in a GSM country. So when you are back home, it is no longer needed. Let us know if you have any additional questions! Enjoy the rest of your time out there.

NicandroN_VZW

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crswenson
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Thank you. You have made me very happy. I am still not sure if I should get another SIM card when I get back? I don't know what a GSM country is.

Sent from my iPhone

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vzw_customer_support
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crswenson,

No worries, let's clear up any confusion and ensure all is understood. You don't need a SIM card unless you are traveling internationally and require it for GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications). There are a few countries that have this kind of network, so for that reason prior to traveling in the future please contact our Customer Service to ensure your phone is compatible with that specific country. You can also view a list of the countries and their networks here:http://vz.to/1lDUf8q.


KarenC_VZW
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Re: Lost Sim Card
Ann154
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The Swedish SIM card you installed in the iPhone 4S was to allow you to access the local cellular network which is a GSM technology based network.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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crswenson
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Thank you. I appreciate the explanation

Sent from my iPhone

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Re: Lost Sim Card
Syeon0708
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Would i still get the same number if i get it replaced?

like lets say it was a Cali number but im currently working North Carolina, meaning i can only go to the branch thats near me hear in North Carolina

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KH-OrnEsh
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Due to the age of this thread, it will be locked in order to keep discussions current. If you have the same or a similar question/issue we invite you to start a new thread on the topic.

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