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I just bought a Verizon GS3 on craigslist, but it didn't come with a sim card and in my ignorance I didn't know it needed one. I don't have a verizon account and I want to use this phone on pageplus. So is a sim card necessary, or can I get a sim card somewhere without having a verizon account?
 
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It's an LTE sim card. Not a true sim card. It's still a CDMA phone.

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It's an LTE sim card. Not a true sim card. It's still a CDMA phone.

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Sorry for my ignorance, but I have no idea what this means. Can I use this phone without a sim card in it on pageplus?
 
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Sorry for my ignorance, but I have no idea what this means. Can I use this phone without a sim card in it on pageplus?
I'm not sure if pageplus uses sim card or CDMA phones. For example, at&t is all GSM (sim card), their phones won't work on Verizon (CDMA) and vice versa.

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Pageplus is CDMA, it uses Verizon's network. Without a sim card in the phone it doesn't seem to be able to find a network...but what do I know
 
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I'm not sure if pageplus uses sim card or CDMA phones. For example, at&t is all GSM (sim card), their phones won't work on Verizon (CDMA) and vice versa.

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You can have this phone on gsm. If you put a normal sim into the lte sim slot you can use other networks. The downside is you will not get 4g or in some cases you wont even get 3g.
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You can have this phone on gsm. If you put a normal sim into the lte sim slot you can use other networks. The downside is you will not get 4g or in some cases you wont even get 3g.
So you can 'technically' have it on gsm.

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