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    Here is a question I can't find an answer on. Verizon's LTE network requires a SM card now, so Verizon is moving towards the SIM card model. I have a HTC 8X with a LTE SIM in it.

    The question I have, is Verizon's LTE SIM cards like GSM based cards. What I am getting at is, Can I just take a Verizon SIM and remove it from my 8X and move it to another VzW LTE based phone with out having to deal with changing the ESN on line ?

    Is Verizon's LTE cards just like GSM based, I just want to swap my card into a different phone to use that phone....for the day or 2...?
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    I believe on Verizon you would still need to activate the ESN on your line.
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    You can swap the card from one Verizon lte phone to another as long as the they take the same size Sims card the iPhone takes a different size card I think , all others should be the same
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    Was just about to post a correction. I just read someone else on another thread talking about swapping the sim card freely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpio5x0 View Post
    Was just about to post a correction. I just read someone else on another thread talking about swapping the sim card freely.
    And it will work on the 3G network (if falling out from LTE coverage) ?
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    Yea
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    I swap my 822 and Razr M almost daily.
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    My understanding of the CDMA carriers was that they didn't use sims, but I guess Verizon's changing something now? My question now is with the new Lumia 928 being on Verizon, can I buy the phone from them off contract, and drop in a Net 10 or Straight talk sim card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M L View Post
    My understanding of the CDMA carriers was that they didn't use sims, but I guess Verizon's changing something now? My question now is with the new Lumia 928 being on Verizon, can I buy the phone from them off contract, and drop in a Net 10 or Straight talk sim card?
    Pretty much every phone that Verizon sells supports GSM nowadays, so they all have SIM cards. As long as the SIM is unlocked then you will be able to do this. I'm actually using my old Verizon Trophy on Net10, but I had to make sure to get the unlock code from Verizon before I switched.

    Edit: It turns out that I might be wrong about that. Take a look at this thread:
    unlocked lumia 822 and the apn problem!

    Looks like Verizon pulled some shenanigans with the latest update to prevent people from using the 822 on other networks. That may be the case with the 928 as well.
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