1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Caved in and ordered the 16GB S5 instead of waiting for the 32GB

    Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the full price Galaxy S5 or will I have to use my old one from the S4?
    04-23-2014 10:31 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    I believe so, It should be pre installed

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    04-23-2014 10:45 AM
  3. rustum's Avatar
    Are these latest verizon phones are global phones. Can I use them in other places like India once they are unlocked (Like ATT phones).Considering these latest phones are very good and powerful, they can be passed on to family members in other countries down the line when we moved on to different phones.
    04-23-2014 10:52 AM
  4. Chris Abbott's Avatar
    Verizon includes a new one, it's already in the phone when it comes.
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    04-23-2014 11:12 AM
  5. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Usually they list new sim in the order details but not on this one.
    04-23-2014 11:49 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Are these latest verizon phones are global phones. Can I use them in other places like India once they are unlocked (Like ATT phones).Considering these latest phones are very good and powerful, they can be passed on to family members in other countries down the line when we moved on to different phones.
    Most of Verizon's current 4GLTE smartphones are factory sim unlocked. You would need to check on the specific device, though most have GSM radios which would allow them to be used on GSM networks both domestically and internationally.
    04-23-2014 12:02 PM
  7. rustum's Avatar
    Most of Verizon's current 4GLTE smartphones are factory sim unlocked. You would need to check on the specific device, though most have GSM radios which would allow them to be used on GSM networks both domestically and internationally.
    Thanks for the help. I have option to get S5 on either with ATT or Verizon. Wondering which one is better in terms of future use in Asian countries with only GSM carriers.
    04-23-2014 02:03 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    You would have to get the att one unlocked. But in terms of gsm, I think both offer similar international support.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-23-2014 04:35 PM
  9. Greg C's Avatar
    Verizon uses CDMA. Most... if not all foreign countries use GSM... like AT&T and T-mobile use.

    Are these latest verizon phones are global phones. Can I use them in other places like India once they are unlocked (Like ATT phones).Considering these latest phones are very good and powerful, they can be passed on to family members in other countries down the line when we moved on to different phones.
    04-23-2014 04:56 PM
  10. jonebk12's Avatar
    I don't see why it wouldn't work abroad. Verizon's site says it's "global ready." I took my 2 year old Verizon Droid RAZR Maxx to Europe last summer. All I had to do was pop in a local SIM card and it worked like a charm; didn't even have to request Verizon to unlock it for international use.

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    04-23-2014 05:02 PM
  11. beeray's Avatar
    Verizon uses CDMA. Most... if not all foreign countries use GSM... like AT&T and T-mobile use.
    I've used Vz global phones in Europe and china where it was gsm without a problem
    04-23-2014 05:06 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    Verizon uses CDMA. Most... if not all foreign countries use GSM... like AT&T and T-mobile use.
    Verizon uses both cdma and lte. LTE is essentially gsm technology. Most of Verizon's 4GLTE smartphones are factory sim unlocked.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-23-2014 10:47 PM
  13. rustum's Avatar
    Thanks for all the information. So, it is better to get Verizon one as it comes with unlocked GSM. It can be used without any unlock code. In case of ATT, I need to specifically get unlock code. Does ATT provide unlock codes upon request.
    Thanks
    04-24-2014 01:24 PM
  14. lesleyhoenig's Avatar
    Yes, they provide an NFC LTE Sim card which is installed in the phone. No need to use a different phone's sim.
    04-24-2014 03:53 PM
  15. Ruleex's Avatar
    The Verizon phones are cdma but they use lte with a sim card, it is possible change cdma and use only gsm with the sim card?
    12-28-2015 04:26 PM

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