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I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
ChrisLinger
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I own a Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have recently been having problems with it freezing and apps crashing. My previous phone was and iPhone 4 and never had any issues so I decided to buy an iPhone 4s on amazon. My question is can I put my SIM card from my Galaxy SIII into my iPhone 4s? The reason I am unsure is because the SIII is 4G and the 4s is 3G. I'm not asking if it will make the iPhone 4G because I know that isn't possible I'm just simply asking if my current SIM card will work in the iPhone 4s? Any help appreciated!

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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
Ann154
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Actually the iPhone 4S for Verizon Wireless only has a SIM card slot for overseas use. It isn't required for that particular phone model to function on the Verizon Wireless 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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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
crelin
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no, they use different types of sim cards so you would need to get a sim card for the 4s.

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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
ChrisLinger
Member

Do you think they would charge me for one or no?

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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
crelin
Sr. Member

You can generally get them for free from an apple store or corporate verizon wireless store.

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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
ChrisLinger
Member

Okay cool thank you! (:

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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
Ann154
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MVP

Actually the iPhone 4S for Verizon Wireless only has a SIM card slot for overseas use. It isn't required for that particular phone model to function on the Verizon Wireless 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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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
ChrisLinger
Member

So what would I have to do to activate it on my account?

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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
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If your wanting to activate and put the 4s on your account instead of your Galaxy call or go by a Corporate store and have them put the 4s on the account they will then deactivate the Sim Card..

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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
Ann154
MVP MVP
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Options:

1. Call customer service and have them assist you.

2. Activate it yourself through the "Activate or Switch Device" option in your MyVerizon account online.

3.  Go to a corporate store have them help you.

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

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Re: I have a question about SIM card compatibility in the 4s
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

I'm glad that you asked this question ChrisLinger. The sim card for the iPhone 4S is for global use only. The Galaxy S III requires a sim card to get standard voice and data service. As many of the community members have stated, they are not interchangeable. May I ask do you have a 4G sim card? Please advise so I can help.


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