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Old 07-27-11, 09:26 AM
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VZW phone says that the sim card is not recognized, but everything seems to work fine

Well, i have a cell phone from Verizon Wireless, and an error message comes up on the lock screen and says that the sim card is not recognized, but once past the lock screen, everything works fine, data and voice. No error messages pop up, except on the lock screen.
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Weird, where'd you find a Verizon phone that supports a sim card?
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A handful of Verizon phones include SIM card support for use in other countries.
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A handful of Verizon phones include SIM card support for use in other countries.
There are global phones that have vodaphone Sims, at least my other phone was, but my phone now is the Thunderbolt, it uses sim on US soil, as with other lte phones.

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I keep forgetting the details with LTE haha.
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Have you tried taking the Sim completely out and seeing if you still have service?
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Re: VZW phone says that the sim card is not recognized, but everything seems to work

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
There are global phones that have vodaphone Sims, at least my other phone was, but my phone now is the Thunderbolt, it uses sim on US soil, as with other lte phones.
The SIM in the LTE phones is used only for LTE service though, so you'll still get 3G and voice through the CDMA network, which doesn't use SIM.
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/22/verizon-4g-lte-sim/

Are you in an area with "4G" LTE service?
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The SIM in the LTE phones is used only for LTE service though, so you'll still get 3G and voice through the CDMA network, which doesn't use SIM.
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/22/verizon-4g-lte-sim/

Are you in an area with "4G" LTE service?
I am in an area with lte service.

I do not know exactly how it works, but you must have a sim for the lte phones to work. I tried to remove the sim, could not make any calls and no data at all. Also, when I got replacement phone, I just took out the sim, popped it into the new phone and it worked.

Btw, I don't know what the problem was, but I did a restart, and no more error message.
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Re: VZW phone says that the sim card is not recognized, but everything seems to work

This is a picture of the lockscreen with the message, but data and voice connectivity was fine.




pulled the sim and got this (notice no data or voice connectivity)

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