When your mobile carrier struggles to provide decent coverage in your area, passing to Verizon seems like the best option. If you don’t want a new device, you only need a new Verizon SIM card to switch providers. Let’s find out how to get one.
Getting a New Verizon SIM Card in 3 Easy Steps
Ordering a new Verizon SIM card online is the easiest way to get one. You don’t need a Verizon account, but you need to know your device’s IMEI.
Step 1: Find Your Device’s IMEI Number
Verizon provides new customers with SIM cards when they buy a mobile device. Alternatively, if you want to switch to Verizon but keep your device, you can order a new SIM directly from the carrier’s website. However, to ensure your device is compatible with their physical SIMs, Verizon asks you to confirm your device’s IMEI number at the start of the ordering process.
On Android devices, you can find this number in Settings. Open the Settings app on your phone or tablet and scroll down to the About section. Tap to open the About page and find the IMEI. To find the IMEI of an Apple device, go to Settings, General, and then About.
Step 2: Check Your Device’s Compatibility with Verizon
Keep the IMEI at hand and open the Verizon website in your browser. Click on Shop, Prepaid, and go to Prepaid Overview. Scroll down the page and select the option Bring Your Phone. On the new page, scroll down and click the Join Verizon button.
Verizon will now ask you what type of device you want to bring. Select one of the options and fill in the form, then click Continue. If your device is compatible with Verizon, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Order Your New Verizon SIM Card
Select the I need a SIM card option on the new page and click the Add Verizon SIM Card button. Pick your preferred prepay plan from the various options and continue. Verizon will add your prepaid deal to the cart alongside a new (and free) SIM card. To get it, click on Begin secure checkout, follow the prompts to pay for your option, and have the new SIM card delivered to your address.
Alternative Ways to Get a New Verizon SIM Card
Ordering directly from Verizon is the simplest way to get a new SIM card if you have the device and want to become a Verizon subscriber. However, if you’re not comfortable ordering online or lost your Verizon SIM card and need a replacement, here are some ways to get one.
Get a New Verizon SIM Card from a Verizon Shop
Whether you’re a new or existing Verizon customer, you can obtain a new SIM card from the closest Verizon shop — or through one of Verizon’s partners. This method is as simple as it sounds. Walk into a Verizon shop and ask for a new SIM card. You can also get a new SIM card from Verizon-authorized retailers like TCC or Victra. Make sure to bring a photo ID with you to get one.
Order a New Verizon SIM Card from Your Verizon Account
If you are a Verizon subscriber, you can get a new eSIM or order a new SIM card directly from your Verizon account. To do that, open Verizon.com in your web browser and click the Sign In button at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Once logged in, go to Orders, Create Order, and request a new SIM card. You can do the same on your mobile device from the My Verizon app. When ordering a new or replacement SIM card, Verizon subscribers can choose whether to receive it at home or pick it up from their favorite store. Verizon offers immediate replacement for in-store pickups or within three days from authorized retailers.
Getting a new Verizon SIM card is easy, whether you want to replace a lost one or switch from another carrier. If you’re new to Verizon, the easiest way to get your physical SIM is to order it online. You can also buy one directly from a Verizon store or an authorized retailer. If you are a Verizon client and want to replace a lost or damaged SIM card, you can order a new one from your My Verizon account.
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