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Does Skyrocket use special LTE-capable SIM?

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Does Skyrocket use special LTE-capable SIM?

Ok, this is where AT&T reps confused me. Some said that Skyrocket uses special LTE-capable SIM, others said that you don't need special sim, it uses exact same thing as all other phones.

 

So does Skyrocket require LTE-capable sim? Or can I just use sim from non-lte phones? I've heard that Skyrocket and any other LTE phone uses special sim for LTE speed, but you can any sim but it won't do LTE, is that true?

 

Cheers.

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Master

Re: Does Skyrocket use special LTE-capable SIM?

I am 90% sure that the Skyrocket as well as other "4G" or actual 4G LTE phones use a standard SIM with nothing fancy. The only difference a "4G"/4G phone has compared to other smartphones is the special data plan type.

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Professor

Re: Does Skyrocket use special LTE-capable SIM?

The similar only contains account information. It wouldn't make a significant difference on to use a new card. The only time it would matter would be if they changed the format of the data, and if they did that of would cause way to many problems.
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Guru

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Im using the sim from my infuse and getting LTE speed on my Skyrocket. Avg 25Mbs down 12up
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Just bought the skyrocket and they gave me a new 4g LTE Sim card. He said my old Sim would run the phone but I would never receive the 4g lte speeds when in an area that has the lte. He gave it to me @ no charge. He said there is only a Sim charge if you ruined your old Sim or lost it.
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Master

Re: Does Skyrocket use special LTE-capable SIM?


nailbizarre wrote:
Just bought the skyrocket and they gave me a new 4g LTE Sim card. He said my old Sim would run the phone but I would never receive the 4g lte speeds when in an area that has the lte. He gave it to me @ no charge. He said there is only a Sim charge if you ruined your old Sim or lost it.


That's not correct. As posted above, you can use your old SIM card as long as your data plan has been migrated to LTE data plan. Also, AT&T typically gives you a new SIM card when buying new phones. They never really charge you for the SIM card even if your old one is ruined or lost.

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Employee

Re: Does Skyrocket use special LTE-capable SIM?

You need SKU 73057, which you may already have on a previous device. This is the orange and blue SIM that does not have the 3G fireball on it.

 

That is why some of you may be able to switch SIM's  and others won't. To the best of my knowledge the older SIMS will not work after the network notices them.

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Scholar

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actually someone from the att store tried to charge me for an att lte sim card I was like stop don't pull that junk

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That's not correct. As posted above, you can use your old SIM card as long as your data plan has been migrated to LTE data plan. Also, AT&T typically gives you a new SIM card when buying new phones. They never really charge you for the SIM card even if your old one is ruined or lost.



How does LTE plan differes from 3G plan? I original unlimited data plan for smarthphones, would that automatically upgraded when I put new SIM card in or what will happen ?

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Master

Re: Does Skyrocket use special LTE-capable SIM?

Someone has to migrate your old plan to new lte plan on your accout. Otherwise you will not get any connection. Typically it is done when you upgrade your phone at stores.

There is no real difference between plans b lte phones require your account to have the correct plan to work. Same for other 4g phones.
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Re: Does Skyrocket use special LTE-capable SIM?

I got my Skyrocket and my plan was migrated as expected to LTE but representative told me that plan is bound to IMEI of my phone not SIM card. Is it true? Can I get another LTE device put my SIM card in and start working or I have to go through activation again?

 

Thanks,

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