The Verizon 4S does not use the SIM card for domestic use. In the 4S it is only for global roaming. For iPhone 5 and above you could just switch SIM cards, but not for the 4S. You must do the switch online or by calling *611 from the active phone.
I want to make sure that you get your phone activated tjasonw.
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