verizon 4g sim card in a 3g phone???

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  1. odyssey017

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    Hello I currently have a unlocked 3g droid pro that uses cmda, plus has a sim card slot that I dont use. If i get a 4g sim card to lock in my unlimited plan on any 4g device, can i use this sim card in my driod pro in till i want to upgrade?
     
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    No, you cannot.
     
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    What Ian said.

    They won't give you a 4g SIM without a 4g phone.
     
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    I understand that but I would upgrade to a 4g phone with my upgrade. Then take the 4g sim card out of the new 4g phone and put it in the sim card slot in my old 3g phone.
     
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    When you do your upgrade (after the 28th) and "pay full price" for the phone, you "shouldn't " have a problem getting a 4G device! You might even be able to get a new phone on eBay- or c-list and have them transfer your number to the new phone! Call them first and ask before laying money down on a new phone first though, to make sure your unlimited transfers over!

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    Also your unlimited plan is for data period! Be it 3G or 4G its still the same. SO if you buy the phone now , I'm not positive if a 4g sim would even work in your phone? Take it to Verizon and go over the details with CS rep. If your not going to even use the 4g phone right now, there's not even any reason to get it yet!

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    Ok, so anytime from the 28th on I will always have to buy a phone with out contract? I do know they will NOT let me switch my unlimited 3g usb modem over to 4g before the 28th
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something but why do you want to put a 4g sim in a 3g world phone?

    pretty sure it won't even be able to access the card as LTE and GSM are not the same thing.
     
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    Because I am/was under the impression that after the 28th I will no longer be able to move up to 4g with unlimited. ( Since I am already haveing the problem with not being able to with the usb modem)
     
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    Yea! That's what Verizon has out right now. If you use your upgrade after the 28th at the discounted subsidized price you will lose unlimited. If you pay full price you get to keep it (for now!) So if you have an upgrade right now, you better get it in the next two days!

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    You will be able to keep your unlimited changing from a 3g phone to a 4g phone as long as you pay full price for the phone. If you have an upgrade available now, then upgrade now to take advantage of it. If you don't have an upgrade available now then you may be able to get an early upgrade because Verizon has been doing that allot for people that still have 3g phones.

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    I was told at a VZW store yesterday that I would have been able to switch to 4g from 3g after the 28th without any changes to the account. A few minutes later I asked him the same question just worded a little different and he said he wasn't sure. So nobody really knows at this point. That's when I went home and called *611 and talked them into getting me an early upgrade through the loyalty department, even though I was denied in store, online chat, and the first person I talked to over the phone.
     
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