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Phone with sims card

We have a phone with sims card that was purchased on the internet. we were told that the phone would work in US and Cananda with verizon. the phone has a sims card and we are on verizon. Verizon said that we cant use the phone on there service. other independant verizon stores said we can use the phone. we just need to find some one to program it for us. there is suppose to be a way to make it work

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