Help with a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4

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  1. aleceiffel

    aleceiffel New Member

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    My contract ended, I'm going to a prepaid carrier from Verizon.

    Do I need to have my phone unlocked because it's an LTE device or can I just put a SIM card in it and change the settings?
     
  2. promo87

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    Well, i don't really have that to the point idea but I think you are going to need a unlocking code before putting the SIM card inside o_O let just wait a bit more while until other members came up with something more over this ... :)
     
  3. Jeffrey

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    If you have a VZ phone, it does not have a sim and can not be used on a GSM network
     
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    I'm not 100% sure how it works, but the s4 is a Global phone, meaning you can use it outside of Verizon's network. You would need to get the device unlocked and also the other carriers SIM for it to work I think?

    I'm pretty sure just popping in a SIM from another network won't work though as it's locked in Verizon's network.
     
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    Actually, Verizon 4g LTE devices use SIM cards. Just their 3g devices don't use SIM cards.

    Since you're all the way in Thailand and nowhere near a Verizon (to my knowledge at least), just thought I'd give you a friendly update :)
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    hmm... this means I was correct all the time you need to unlock your device before using SIM card ! :D
     
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