How to Replace a Verizon SIM card
Verizon is known for manufacturing CDMA phones that work perfectly fine even without SIM cards. However, Verizon offers some dual-technology phones including the famous BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Storm 2, BlackBerry Tour, HTC Imagio, and HTC Ozone. This means that the device doesn’t not need a SIM card in the U.S. (CDMA). However, if a user is operating outside the United States, the cell acquires GSM type, particularly requiring a SIM card for further functions. When you order one of these handsets, you’ll be given a SIM card.
If you lose your SIM card, you can replace it by following the steps given below:
Re-ordering a SIM Card
- Contact Verizon customer service through 1-(800)-922-0204 or by dialing *611 between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.
- Find an old bill. Note down your account number and your 10-digit cell phone number. Along with this information, you may be asked to produce other account details such as your name, date of birth, social security number, and account password.
- Request a replacement SIM card. You can only receive a SIM card if you had one before. Verizon does not give out SIM cards unless you have had a dual technology phone from them. These phones are available prepaid or postpaid.
Inserting the SIM
- Remove battery cover and battery from your handset.
- Insert the SIM card into the slot provided. Insert the flat side first, the dog eared section should be on the outside.
- Put the battery and cover back on the phone.
- Charge the phone and turn it on.
- Select “Yes” on the message that pops up. Now, your phone will determine whether you are in a CDMA or GDM area. If you are out of U.S., it will automatically select GSM to pick up a sister network.