1. gmohr54's Avatar
    I have read and read and gotten more confused than ever. I recently purchased 2 Samsung S7E's from
    BestBuy.com at full retail minus my rewards zone coupons. Ended up at $400 a piece. Now the question
    I have is can I activate this phone online with the sim card that came with the phone? My Galaxy S5 has a
    3FF sim card that has been cut once before. I am not on contract and have UDP and I really want to keep it
    as it is our only internet option where we live.

    As I said, the more reading I do the more confused I get.
    05-25-2016 11:37 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just go tell Verizon you need a new SIM.
    05-25-2016 11:44 AM
  3. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    Just go tell Verizon you need a new SIM.
    Second this. I bought mine from best buy too. Just went in told em I needed a new SIM card and boom!

    Sent from Sir Cletus Sexy IV.
    (S7 Edge Titanium)
    05-25-2016 11:56 AM
  4. gmohr54's Avatar
    Okay... get another sim card. Can one of you explain WHY the sim card that came in my
    full retail price phones should not work and still allow me to keep my UDP? Just trying to
    avoid going into town and to the Verizon store for the sim cards.
    05-25-2016 12:12 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Okay... get another sim card. Can one of you explain WHY the sim card that came in my
    full retail price phones should not work and still allow me to keep my UDP? Just trying to
    avoid going into town and to the Verizon store for the sim cards.
    It should work in theory. I know with other carriers (like mine // T-Mobile) I can log in online and choose "Change SIM" on the website. From there it will ask me for the SIM number, I enter it, and it works. Is there an option like that on the Verizon account website?
    05-25-2016 01:01 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    It should work in theory. I know with other carriers (like mine // T-Mobile) I can log in online and choose "Change SIM" on the website. From there it will ask me for the SIM number, I enter it, and it works. Is there an option like that on the Verizon account website?
    You would need to go to switch to another device, enter the imei and sim id, that should activate the new sim.
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    05-25-2016 01:13 PM
  7. bsteppuhn's Avatar
    You would need to go to switch to another device, enter the imei and sim id, that should activate the new sim.
    You can always call them and do it over the phone. Done it plenty of times!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-25-2016 01:52 PM
  8. gmohr54's Avatar
    This can be done over the phone and I keep UDP? Interesting.
    05-25-2016 02:23 PM
  9. gmohr54's Avatar
    I was finally able to get this done online. Verizon was having an issue with their sim card db. Phone
    is activated and shows up on myverizonwireless and is still showing as available for upgrade since I am month to month
    and bought it out right. Followed the procedure Dpham posted above. Still showing UDP. One happy
    camper.

    Thank you for all the help
    05-25-2016 05:48 PM
  10. oks10's Avatar
    You can even get a sim activated via chat as well. Had to do that with both of mine when we first got them.
    05-25-2016 10:13 PM
  11. RockyMin's Avatar
    Wait, where do you even put a SIM card in this phone? You can't open it. And I didn't get a SIM card with mine. Matter of fact, I don't think I've ever used a SIM card with Verizon.
    05-26-2016 10:32 AM
  12. PJRed2008's Avatar
    The phone has a SIM card tray, which is shown in great detail in the manual. Or, you could just look at the top of the phone and see it.

    All Verizon phones have SIM cards.
    05-26-2016 10:51 AM
  13. RockyMin's Avatar
    The phone has a SIM card tray, which is shown in great detail in the manual. Or, you could just look at the top of the phone and see it.

    All Verizon phones have SIM cards.
    No need for snark. I am well aware of the tray at the top of the phone. I've never opened it though. And with most phones if it needs a SIM card, it comes on a card with the phone and you have to install it yourself.
    05-26-2016 12:56 PM
  14. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    No need for snark. I am well aware of the tray at the top of the phone. I've never opened it though. And with most phones if it needs a SIM card, it comes on a card with the phone and you have to install it yourself.
    Since I would say roughly about the s5 launch they have been coming pre installed. When I opened mine out of the box it was pre installed. There's a lil tool included to open the tray.

    Sent from Sir Cletus Sexy IV.
    (S7 Edge Titanium)
    05-26-2016 01:00 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    You can always call them and do it over the phone. Done it plenty of times!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes you can, however I prefer to avoid talking to csr because they might mess something up, especially those of us who have unlimited data and used loopholes
    05-26-2016 01:19 PM
  16. RockyMin's Avatar
    Since I would say roughly about the s5 launch they have been coming pre installed. When I opened mine out of the box it was pre installed. There's a lil tool included to open the tray.

    Sent from Sir Cletus Sexy IV.
    (S7 Edge Titanium)
    Since this is my first Samsung and Android phone, I wouldn't know that. Before this phone, I had always used Windows phones.
    05-26-2016 02:08 PM
  17. physicsguy's Avatar
    I'm late to this thread, but I have an UDP, bought full price from bestbuy.com, exactly the same as you. I just followed the instructions included in the box for activating on verizon with the pre-installed sim card by calling a number from another phone, no CSR, no hassle, still have UDP.

    So to answer your original question based on my experience, YES you can activate with the sim card that came with the phone and keep UDP.
    05-26-2016 04:02 PM
  18. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    Since this is my first Samsung and Android phone, I wouldn't know that. Before this phone, I had always used Windows phones.
    I was merely saying that it comes pre-installed. Not expecting you to know since you're asking the question.

    Sent from Sir Cletus Sexy IV.
    (S7 Edge Titanium)
    05-26-2016 04:39 PM

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