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Can I change my SIM card to use it in South Korea?

berryholic
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Hi,

I'm planning to stay in South Korea for 3 months this summer and I was wondering if I could buy a new SIM card in Korea and put it into my current Verizon phone that I'm using in the States(It is Galaxy S4). Global plan seems to be expensive so I'm planning to have Korean phone carrier while I'm in Korea but using my American phone so I don't have to buy another device to use in Korea.

Thank you!

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Re: Can I change my SIM card to use it in South Korea?

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That sounds like an exciting trip, berryholic. Good news! The Galaxy S4 is already unlocked for use with local SIM cards while you're overseas, so there's nothing extra you'll need from us to be able to use a SIM from another carrier during your trip. If you change your mind about leaving your Verizon Wireless SIM in for the trip, be sure to visit www.vzw.com/tripplanner for all the rate details and what changes through My Verizon http://bit.ly/xB4iTc would be needed to give you the best service and rates.

JenniferH_VZW

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That sounds like an exciting trip, berryholic. Good news! The Galaxy S4 is already unlocked for use with local SIM cards while you're overseas, so there's nothing extra you'll need from us to be able to use a SIM from another carrier during your trip. If you change your mind about leaving your Verizon Wireless SIM in for the trip, be sure to visit www.vzw.com/tripplanner for all the rate details and what changes through My Verizon http://bit.ly/xB4iTc would be needed to give you the best service and rates.

JenniferH_VZW

Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/vzwsupport

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kcheon333
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I have the same question but with different model, Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

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Re: Can I change my SIM card to use it in South Korea?

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Great question, kcheon333. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is unlocked and can be used internationally with another local carrier. Please keep in mind that you can also add a Verizon international plan! This way, you won't have to worry about switching SIM cards. If you would like to review our international plans, please don't hesitate to review our International Trip Planner here: https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/trip-planner-tool/

 

 

LauraF_VZW

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