1. J_5's Avatar
    I am thinking about buying an HTC Thunderbolt to replace my Droid X. My question is, do I need to also buy a 4G SIM card? If I buy the phone off say eBay and it does not have a 4G SIM card do I just need to buy one from Verizon?

    09-20-2011 01:09 PM
  2. One Radical Dude's Avatar
    Check with the nearest Verizon corporate-owned stores (not sure if authorized dealers carry them) for availability. Supposedly, you can get them online, but I never could find the location for them. Otherwise, you can call customer service and get one sent to you. To my knowledge, there's no fee for the SIM card.
    09-20-2011 03:28 PM
  3. p08757's Avatar
    You will probably have to buy a new SIM card. I think they cost $20.00
    09-21-2011 10:31 AM
  4. Super_Mario's Avatar
    Disregard the last comment, the 4G SIM cards are free.
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    09-21-2011 12:32 PM
  5. p08757's Avatar
    Thanks for the clarification. I don't know where I got the $20.00 from??!?!?
    09-22-2011 04:27 PM
  6. sandwinder2001#AC's Avatar
    Thanks for the clarification. I don't know where I got the $20.00 from??!?!?
    You used to have to pay for global sim cards if you lost or didn't have one, can't rememebr the price, but this might be where you confusion is coming from.
    10-13-2011 08:34 AM
  7. nerdydesi's Avatar
    The sim cards should be free, at least if you go to a corporate store. You can also get customer care to ship you one, if you care to wait, or if you do want to pay for overnight shipping (maybe a nice rep can even waive that, like I used to.)

    Just to let you know, if you move from a 4G phone to a 3G phone, the LTE sim card in your 4G phone will become "retired" in VZW's system and will never work again. So, if you move back to a 4G phone, you'll need to get a new sim card. Its inconvenient, but just a heads up.
    10-13-2011 01:23 PM
  8. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    They are free in corporate stores and from customer service. If you go to an indirect retailer you will probably have to pay for one. Like $24
    11-04-2011 09:39 PM
  9. Acctg_01's Avatar
    Should receive my new Note 2 tomorrow. I currently have a 3G android phone with Verizon, and of course get only 3G service. When I go to a Verizon store to remove the 3G phone and activate the new Note 2, will they give me a 4G/LTE sim for the Note 2 free? I'm also wondering whether I would still be on 3G service, keeping my current plan, or whether I would actually, then, get 4G service.
    11-07-2013 06:54 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Corporate Verizon store would give you a new sim free. You would get 4glte if in a 4GLTE service area

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    11-07-2013 08:54 PM