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    Hi there,

    I'm seriously considering a backwards move which is to switch from my Galaxy S3 back to my old Thunderbolt and then sell my S3. I just visited the VZW site to find out how to switch phones and it told me that doing so may change my plan. I have the 4 gig data plan and both phones are 4G LTE. It's a shared plan w/hubby's dumb phone. I really don't want to change my plan. I would think both phones would be compatible with my current plan, but I wanted to get some input here. My idea is to put the Thunderbolt back in service for a week or two's use before I make my final decision and then either stick with the TB and sell the S3 or go back to the S3.

    Comments and suggestions welcome, thank you.

    Deb
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    You wouldn't have to do anything but swap SIM cards and seeing that they both use different size SIM cards you would just need to go to a Verizon store to get a SIM card for your thunderbolt.
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    Maybe the change in your plan would have to do with your phone insurance? I got that same message when I had Sprint and wanted to switch from the Galaxy Nexus to my old Epic 4G Touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnotes2019 View Post
    You wouldn't have to do anything but swap SIM cards and seeing that they both use different size SIM cards you would just need to go to a Verizon store to get a SIM card for your thunderbolt.
    Thank you for your reply cnotes2019. I actually think there's a SIM in it - I don't know why there wouldn't be since it didn't fit my S3 I believe I left it in the TBolt. I would check but it's charging right now. Will check when it's charged. But anyway If I get a new SIM card from VZW (or there is one in it) then what?

    UPDATE: Actually ... I think I may have just figured it out. My TBolt was on unlimited and my plan changed after I got my S3 so does the SIM card go by the previous plan?
    Last edited by ShaggyKids; 06-17-2013 at 09:40 AM.
    Deb
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    You need a new SIM card because once one is deactivated you can't use it ever again. Just go in and ask for a new one and put it in your Thunderbolt. That's all there is to it. No need to change anything on my VZW.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    Ohhh, ok. I didn't know that, thanks! Crap, that also means a 30mi drive one way.
    Deb
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyKids View Post
    Ohhh, ok. I didn't know that, thanks! Crap, that also means a 30mi drive one way.
    VZW may be able to ship one if you call and explain the distance situation. Not sure though.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    You need a new SIM card because once one is deactivated you can't use it ever again. Just go in and ask for a new one and put it in your Thunderbolt. That's all there is to it. No need to change anything on my VZW.
    I called VZW and they were able to reactivate the SIM card! Much better than a 60mi round trip!
    Deb
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyKids View Post
    I called VZW and they were able to reactivate the SIM card! Much better than a 60mi round trip!
    That's awesome. I was once told by Verizon that once used it can't be used again. I've seen that reposted here several times before. Maybe it changed or something.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II

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