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Sim card, international travel...japan and china
CYNSHO10
Member

Headed to Japan via Shanghai, China.  Have a Galaxy s7.  In addition to an intern'l calling plan, do I need a new sim card and if so where do I get one?  First time traveling overseas....

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Re: Sim card, international travel...japan and china
lukevinyl
Sr. Member

If you are using the VZW service with an international plan, a new sim card is not needed. It will use the same device, sim, phone number and setup that you have currently (aside from making sure roaming is turned on in "settings" so that it will use GSM networks while in other countries).

The only time you would need a new sim is if you are only using the phone, but not the Verizon service when travelling internationally which is generally used when staying in another country for an extended period of time (30 days or longer).... Most that go this route get a local Chinese (or local) number on a prepaid service while there, allowing them to use their same phone while there.

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CYNSHO10
Member

Thank you!

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

What an exciting trip you have planned, CYNSHO10! You made a great start asking for advice here. In addition to the suggestions offered by lukevinyl, I urge you to check out our site http://spr.ly/6589DgIyd. There you can put in all your information about your needs and plan and it will give you recommendations, dialing patterns, settings changes, and costs for various options. If you have any questions, just put them out here and we’ll gladly help out.

 

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GEOEXA31
Member

How do I know if my iPhone 7plus is unlocked In order to use a different country SIM card?

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tikibar1
MVP MVP
MVP

It should be unlocked if you're on post-paid.

Device Unlocking Policies | About Verizon

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