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

  1. Contact Verizon customer service through 1-(800)-922-0204 or by dialing *611 between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. Remove battery cover and battery from your handset.
  2. Insert the SIM card into the slot provided. Insert the flat side first, the dog eared section should be on the outside.
  1. Put the battery and cover back on the phone.
  2. Charge the phone and turn it on.
  3. 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.