4G SIM Card Question

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  1. DF Smod

    DF Smod Silver Member

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    Does anyone know if I can purchase the Nexus and activate it myself (from home) with my bionic SIM card - I'd like to get in and out asap and don't want a sales rep rifling around with my new phone, I know we're able to do this with 3G phones but not sure if the same rings true with SIM cards

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    I *think* the Gnex is like the Razr and has a micro-sim instead of a normal sim - so if that's the case, no. :(
     
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    Yeah, the Bionic has the big one - looks like someone else gets to handle my phone first :serious:
     
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    I always picture new toy gone horribly wrong :crazy:

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    They might be doing ota at time of purchases.
     
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    Actually they program the sim card so just take it home and put it in yourself. Then power up the new phone and you are good to go!
     
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    yeah go to Target (Radio Shack) or Best Buy and buy one ($10 or $20 respectively at each place) and you can do it yourself... I don't think the VZW store will let you walk out with one without activating it, at least for free
     
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    I guess i am missing something big...
    I can't activate this phone like I always have in the past when they ship it to me?

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    Do not dial 228! Just put the sim in and fire it up! It will activate itself.
     
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    Ok, then how do i go about activating it on the persons line that i am using, and then activate it on my line? We live thousands of miles away.

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    Assuming the phone comes with a 4G sim card, you'll need a new sim card. I've had a replacement Thunderbolt sent to me through their insurance and I couldnt activave it online or using my old sim card from my previous thunderbolt. I had to go into Verizon and have them do it :x
     
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    Tell the sales rep to leave all the plastic covers on the phone. You peal them off after it is activated. Worked for me.

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