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Verizon's LTE SIM card spotted flashing its 4G logo

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Verizon's LTE SIM card spotted flashing its 4G logo
Until now, the carrier's CDMA phones didn't require inserting a small piece of plastic with Verizon's logo on it to operate. Handsets were just made for Verizon's network and that's that. However, Verizon chose the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology to usher its network into the fourth generation of data transfer speeds, which requires inserting a Subscriber Identity Module, or the so-called SIM card, into the 4G device.
Verizon's LTE SIM card spotted flashing its 4G logo


It turns out that some of those are already floating around for the world to see how Verizon is changing. We still don't know if that would mean phones can be unlocked and used on other LTE networks, like most GSM phones can run on various GSM networks, but we can certainly dream of swapping LTE cards on an unlocked DROID 4G, for example. Have a look at Verizon's 4G LTE SIM card below and do tell if you think Verizon's lost its cool for you with that weird plastic thingy.

source: Engadget

Verizon's LTE SIM card spotted flashing its 4G logo
Verizon's LTE SIM card spotted flashing its 4G logo





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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


this is great news.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 08:20

2. networkdood (Posts: 6265; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It was only a matter of time, even if they never did switch to LTE, it would be nice for the first BLACKBERRY LTE phone.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 11:05

3. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


just makes it easier to change a phone somthing goes wrong

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 11:29

4. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


wow, LTE uses Sim card? I didn't know that, but does it mean these can be used together with GSM phones?

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 11:44

5. PHONE_GEEK (Posts: 52; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


4G SIM card + iPhone = First 4G iPhone on Verizon = att gets bought by Verizon = XDXDXDXD = Verizon the most powerful network = AWESOMENESS!

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 12:25

7. Jojofromdabay (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)


sounds awesome totally left field tho but I see at&t buying tmobile to compete and sprint going under with in 10 years.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 13:44

8. fishpower187 (Posts: 88; Member since: 22 Feb 2010)


@ Phone_Geek, dude that would be about the worst thing in the world. I use Verizon and all, but like any other consumer with a clue, I hate monopolies. Think about this: Verizon snatches up ATT; thats 180,000,000 subscribers. That doesn't EVEN the playing field, it LEVELS it. They could (and most likely WOULD) charge YOU and every other subscriber WHATEVER THEY WANT! You dont like it? Tough. Go to one of the remaining providers, who as a result of this monopoly, would ultimately have a lousy selection of phones and a weak ass network to boot. I can understand your enthusiasm, but a VZW/ATT merger/acquisition would be an epic fail for customers, and ultimately the employees of this venture.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 20:16

9. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Relax bro, FTC wouldn't let VZW and ATT merge.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 09:02

11. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


dont be so sure.. the FTC broke up Bell because of the monopolies into a dozen spin off companies including ATT, Sprint, and Verizon. Guess what, ATT came back and bought up most of the pieces over time and is now bigger than Bell was to begin with. The only monopolizing i see happening is Sprint finally crashing.. VZW buying all their CDMA tech for pennies and absorbing most of their customers, then as a responce ATT puts in a bid for Tmobile, and you end up with the 2 big guys becomming huge and the cheaper carriers dying. The other option would be for Sprint and Tmobile to both go to LTE and merge once the networks are running since then theyd be on the same tech. Thend youd have 2 big full priced companies and one big value company.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 22:27

15. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Now, THAT I could actually ponder as being plausible. But ATT and VZW becoming one giant conglomerate? Like I stated above, I think hell would freeze over first, especially seeing as our gov't has it's grubby little paws in virtually EVERY major biz around now.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 11:46

6. PHONE_GEEK (Posts: 52; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


wait it looks like its microSIM... iPhone uses it.... knew it.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 20:17

10. networkdood (Posts: 6265; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


actually, those are not micro SIM - unless I am fooled by the pic...

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 13:12

12. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


a vzw rep told me...the Droid X is the 1st phone 2 be considered with 4g simcards and are being handed to employees to be tested til next year

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 18:50

13. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


I see connection problems coming.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 20:13

14. joey18 (Posts: 515; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


lte sim card so any gsm phone or iphone will be available

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 12:31

16. katmankris (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 May 2009)


no the LTE is only going to use there data network at first. The phones will still have to have a CDMA radio in it to make voice calls. At some point yes everything will run over data im sure as they will prob run the voice over VOIP at some point in the future but just like analog too forever to die so will the carriers old networks b/c its what handles their voice

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