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    Default Need a simplistic explanation

    So a couple of days ago my daughter came with me to the Verizon store. After talking to customer service on the phone they agreed to put notes in my account to let us both upgrade even though neither one of us is due to upgrade for a while (her September 2014 and me July 2015). Daughter's line was offered early upgrade via "early edge" and mine of course was not (she doesn't like to get new phones but I do so edge isn't right for her)
    in order for us both to get what we wanted they had to switch sim cards, activate both new phones and then switch the sim cards back again. The Verizon employee told me when I want to "edge up" I should switch the sim cards back? Won't that screw up my daughters phone though?

    * I know edge isn't right for everyone so please no lecturing.
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    Default Re: Need a simplistic explanation

    Switching sim cards won't mess anything up. It just changes phone number and plan from one device to the other. But you'll have to transfer pictures and anything else valuable over to a computer then drag and drop to the new device. Then factory reset both phones so they are starting fresh. Like when bought as new.

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    Default Re: Need a simplistic explanation

    What?? I don't have a computer to drag & drop anything. Wow what did they get me into?! I asked her if the phones would be messed up and she said no. Sounds crazy to me honestly

    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    Switching sim cards won't mess anything up. It just changes phone number and plan from one device to the other. But you'll have to transfer pictures and anything else valuable over to a computer then drag and drop to the new device. Then factory reset both phones so they are starting fresh. Like when bought as new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    Switching sim cards won't mess anything up. It just changes phone number and plan from one device to the other. But you'll have to transfer pictures and anything else valuable over to a computer then drag and drop to the new device. Then factory reset both phones so they are starting fresh. Like when bought as new.

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    He would have to anyway to edge up as you have to turn in the phone that was purchased or its replacement assuming that you edge up before you pay off the entire phone

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    Default Re: Need a simplistic explanation

    The only thing switching SIM cards does is swap phone lines. Let's say you have a Galaxy note 3 and she has an s4. If you swap SIM cards, then your service will now be on the s4 and hers on the note 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z06mike View Post
    The only thing switching SIM cards does is swap phone lines. Let's say you have a Galaxy note 3 and she has an s4. If you swap SIM cards, then your service will now be on the s4 and hers on the note 3.

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    Ok I think I get it. So it's just an ID for the phone number. We switch phone sims, turn one phone in and then switch them back with the new phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ansa82 View Post
    Ok I think I get it. So it's just an ID for the phone number. We switch phone sims, turn one phone in and then switch them back with the new phone?

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    Correct. The phone number follows the sim card.

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    Default Re: Need a simplistic explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Correct. The phone number follows the sim card.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    And even with any switching of phones in the future we get to keep the same phone numbers. I get it. Thanks!

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