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    Question Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    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?
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    I believe so, It should be pre installed

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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    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.
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    Verizon includes a new one, it's already in the phone when it comes.
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    Thanks for the replies. Usually they list new sim in the order details but not on this one.
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by rustum View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    You would have to get the att one unlocked. But in terms of gsm, I think both offer similar international support.

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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    Verizon uses CDMA. Most... if not all foreign countries use GSM... like AT&T and T-mobile use.

    Quote Originally Posted by rustum View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    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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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    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
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    Default Re: Does Verizon include a new Sim card with the Galaxy S5?

    Yes, they provide an NFC LTE Sim card which is installed in the phone. No need to use a different phone's sim.

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