1. badkitties's Avatar
    I know this must sound like a silly question, but I can't figure out a possible answer. Why do people buy/sell new and unused Verizon SIM cards on Amazon and eBay?

    I was looking to get a new SIM card and saw those listings.... (ended up calling Verizon and got one for free) I can under stand people buying/selling on eBay too boost their feedback ratings. However, there are also many VZW SIM cards being sold on Amazon. They range from $4 to $10 or more.

    Am I missing something? Why do people need to pay real money to buy something that VZW gives out for free?(or ship to your home for free?
    09-24-2015 04:14 PM
  2. sniffs's Avatar
    Verizon gives them free. Verizon resellers typically do not.
    09-24-2015 04:37 PM
  3. badkitties's Avatar
    Verizon gives them free. Verizon resellers typically do not.
    I thought about the VZW resellers as well... but then why don't people just call Verizon and have a free SIM shipped for free?
    09-24-2015 04:52 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Some people don't want to deal with Verizon directly, or they have unlimited data. It should in theory be ok, but some Verizon reps have been known to mess it up

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-24-2015 05:26 PM
  5. diesteldorf's Avatar
    As Dpham said, there are many times I would rather pay a few dollars to save time, avoiding having to troubleshoot an old sim I know is bad or expired, or having to give them an IMEI for a phone that I know will work but isn't in their system.

    I also like to carry a couple spares when I travel just in case the unexpected happens.
    09-25-2015 01:32 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    I do try to avoid my Verizon corporate store... And I have called in and requested a sim... And they hassle you to go to the store,but after a bit of complaining they will send it out. Honestly I have enough stress in my life... Spending $5 isn't a big deal to me

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-25-2015 04:29 PM

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