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    Default Swap SIM card between devices?

    Since the announcement of ICS for the Razr MAXX, and the added feature of GSM global roaming, I've decided to jump ship. My Maxx will arrive at work tomorrow sometime. Oh ya, I almost forgot, I'm also locked into unlimited data now!!!...or until I upgrade again.

    My question is: Can I really swap my LTE sim card between my G-Nexus and Razr MAX? Or does this not work like GSM phones?

    Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Swap SIM card between devices?

    I think It depends how Verizon did your order, but when I swapped from the Nexus to the Maxx i kept the same SIM card.
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    Default Re: Swap SIM card between devices?

    They told me I would have to use the NEW sim card to activate the Razr.

    My questions is after that, can I swap the SIM card between my two phones just like people on GSM networks can? I would like to use my G-Nexus from time to time and my Razr Maxx others....
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    I do it all the time with no issue whatsoever!

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    The only time you'll need a new SIM card is if the new device is the smaller SIM card form factor. If the Nexus and Razr take the same size SIM card then you can swap them for certain.
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    U can swap between the 2. I do all the time.

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    Default Re: Swap SIM card between devices?

    I've been doing this very thing for a couple months (going back and forth between Razr MAXX and Nexus, that is). Simply swap the SIM card from device to device and you are good to go.

    That said, I had to take a 3G phone on a trip to Europe last month and after activating my number in a 3G phone my SIM card had to be replaced. Verizon informed me that any time my number gets associated FROM LTE to 3G I'll need a replacement SIM on the return to LTE...

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    I had the GNex & traded it for the Maxx.. But I had the thunderbolt. The SIM card for the T bolt is to big for the GNex &Maxx. There are 2 different size Sims.. That being said, the GNex & the Maxx both have the new small Sim so yes you can switch them between phones

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    Default Re: Swap SIM card between devices?

    It works as described. This is very cool, now I can take either phone out depending on which one I want to use.

    Now I just need my ICS update. I was hoping it would ship with ICS installed......but I was wrong.
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    I am interested in knowing more about how this works. Will the SIM swap work between a handset and a tablet? Do your text messages transfer with the SIM from device to device? I do a lot of traveling receive a lot of texts. If I received a text on one device, would I be able to see it and reply to it on the second device? How about voicemails? If i receive a voicemail on the 1st device, can I access it on the second device?
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    Can I swap my sim card from my activated Thunderbolt to a nonactivated Thunderbolt and it work instantly?
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    Yes. And any other Verizon phone that has the same size sim card. The Thunderbolt has the old bigger sim.

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    Default Re: Swap SIM card between devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmolcott94 View Post
    Can I swap my sim card from my activated Thunderbolt to a nonactivated Thunderbolt and it work instantly?
    Yes but you need an adapter

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    Default Re: Swap SIM card between devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsm1717 View Post
    I am interested in knowing more about how this works. Will the SIM swap work between a handset and a tablet? Do your text messages transfer with the SIM from device to device? I do a lot of traveling receive a lot of texts. If I received a text on one device, would I be able to see it and reply to it on the second device? How about voicemails? If i receive a voicemail on the 1st device, can I access it on the second device?
    You can swap between phone and tablet. Sms will only show on the device received. Voice mail can be checked from any voice capable phone.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II

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