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Cell phone sim card

I have an LG VX8300 made exclusively for Verizon, however I have switched to AT&T Cingular utilizing a sony Ericson and want to abandon the sony and use the LG VGX8300 (don't ask why) regardless If I could find the location of a sim card I'm told I can simply move the card from the Sony to the LG and all is good. I don't think the LG has a sim card. How can I switch phones?

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  • Dufferboy Jan 02, 2008

    Thanks, however I'm not sure it's a good idea to make a general statement, like "All mobiles have a sim card" unless you've specifically research the phone in question. I am aware of what a sim card looks like and where they are typically located. There is none on this phone in the "normal" location. Battery removed, there is none unless there is a screwed on coverplate there is no place for one. Now this phone does have a memory card slot on the side but not a "sim" card. Memory card for holding music etc etc. I've checked the manual on line and can't find any reference to a sim card or location. If you found a reference to the sim card in the manual, I'd really like to see the link. Or, if you know specifically where it is on this particular phone, and really know, please let me know.

  • Dufferboy Jan 02, 2008

    thanks again, I did call LG to verify and yes they have verified that there is no sim card on the LG VX8300 and can only be used with the carrier, Verizon. Beware consumers of exclusive phones like this one. Verizon has apparently devised a strategy to render your phone useless unless you stay with them.

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Well the Verizon phones dont use Sim cards,  sorry

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All mobiles have a sim card and are normally located under the battery.

Take the back of your phone, remove the battery and it should be there. Sim cards are normally a small oblong piece of plastic with a corner cut off. The flip side of one will have a metal strip, which is your sim memory. Don't damamge this side of the sim otherwise your card will be useless.

Hope this helps?

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  • Steve Mason Jan 02, 2008

    Apologies for generalising. All the mobiles I deal with have a sim card but appears this model is a law unto itself.



    Please find below the contact details for LG Customer service who should be able to assist you with your query.



    Toll Free: 1 (800) 793-8896

    LG Electronics MobileComm
    Legal Division
    10101 Old Grove Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92131



    Happy New Year!

  • Steve Mason Jan 02, 2008

    There has to be a way of transferring your address book to another phone as this would be restriction of practice by a mobile operator, surely?



    Very sneaky but clever way of keeping you tied to them but also a dangerous way of alienating a customer who may want to change suppliers in the months ahead. Interesting to see where this one will end up. I do believe LG have brought out a replacement for this handset already, the 8350 but no details as yet as to whether it would be tied to 1 supplier though.

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