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    Default Can I just insert the 4G SIM card into another GN and use it?

    Can I just insert the 4G SIM card from my current dead Verizon GN
    into another Verizon GN and start using it? Or do I need to call
    Verizon and tell them I'm using a different GN?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Can I just insert the 4G SIM card into another GN and use it?

    You can just stick it in and use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Streater View Post
    You can just stick it in and use it.
    so the Verizon Wireless tech support guy on the phone was just trying to scare me?
    Quote: "if you take the SIM card out of your old Galaxy Nexus and stick it in the new
    Galaxy Nexus, it will fry the electronics inside.... because the phone will know that the
    SIM card came from a different Galaxy Nexus"
    Perhaps he's one of those clueless
    Verizon employees?
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    I doubt it will fry anything. However, I was under the impression that you could not stick it in another phone, as it was tied to the phone.

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    The sim is tied to your number, not the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by af250xxl View Post
    Can I just insert the 4G SIM card from my current dead Verizon GN
    into another Verizon GN and start using it? Or do I need to call
    Verizon and tell them I'm using a different GN?

    Thanks!
    The SIM on the GN is a micro SIM. So the old SIM would also have to be a micro SIM.

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    Default Re: Can I just insert the 4G SIM card into another GN and use it?

    Is there any way to convent from a micro SIM to a size like the larger SIM that came with the Thunderbolt? That would be pretty pimp to change phones when you felt like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarbonKopy View Post
    Is there any way to convent from a micro SIM to a size like the larger SIM that came with the Thunderbolt? That would be pretty pimp to change phones when you felt like it.
    if they make an adapter like with the micro sd to standard sd cards.
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    Default Re: Can I just insert the 4G SIM card into another GN and use it?

    Quote Originally Posted by af250xxl View Post
    so the Verizon Wireless tech support guy on the phone was just trying to scare me?
    Quote: "if you take the SIM card out of your old Galaxy Nexus and stick it in the new
    Galaxy Nexus, it will fry the electronics inside.... because the phone will know that the
    SIM card came from a different Galaxy Nexus"
    Perhaps he's one of those clueless
    Verizon employees?
    wow did he really say that? LMAO!!! take this from experience majority of ALL tech support have NO IDEA what they are talking about. they just go off what others say around them or heard through training, which majority of the time is wrong as well.
    ADD ME ON
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    Default Re: Can I just insert the 4G SIM card into another GN and use it?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    The SIM on the GN is a micro SIM. So the old SIM would also have to be a micro SIM.

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    well... it turns out that the Verizon tech was right, sort of...

    the SIM inside my Galaxy Nexus also got fried when the phone came into contact with water.
    (perhaps because it happened while I was in the middle of a call?)

    the old SIM card could not be recognized by the new phone... or any other phone for that matter.
    good thing the replacement Galaxy Nexus came with a new SIM card, so I just called VZW and
    activated without any issues or wait.
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    Default Re: Can I just insert the 4G SIM card into another GN and use it?

    Quote Originally Posted by af250xxl View Post
    well... it turns out that the Verizon tech was right, sort of...

    the SIM inside my Galaxy Nexus also got fried when the phone came into contact with water.
    (perhaps because it happened while I was in the middle of a call?)
    or because it was an electronic IN WATER? also, pertinent information to the story that you failed to mention . anyway, glad you got your new phone and it is up and running, enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by af250xxl View Post
    well... it turns out that the Verizon tech was right, sort of...

    the SIM inside my Galaxy Nexus also got fried when the phone came into contact with water.
    (perhaps because it happened while I was in the middle of a call?)

    the old SIM card could not be recognized by the new phone... or any other phone for that matter.
    good thing the replacement Galaxy Nexus came with a new SIM card, so I just called VZW and
    activated without any issues or wait.
    If the original SIM was damaged of course it isn't going to work. :rolleyes:

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    Default Re: Can I just insert the 4G SIM card into another GN and use it?

    I did an exchange on my galaxy nexus through amazon and all i did was put the sim in the new one. Booted it up and everything works fine.
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    Ditto. Swapped nexi and just swapped cards. Worked fine.

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