1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I bought an iPhone 4S from Verizon USA to use when in America. Now I have returned to France and want to use the iPhone 4s with a French SIM card.
    There is no Verizon SIM card in the phone. How do I switch from Verizon to my French SIm card, please?
    11-17-2014 08:53 AM
  2. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Best advice would be to see if Verizon will unlock it first. If not, you could try a third party unlocking service. Though, have you tried to put the SIM in from the French carrier?

    I'm not 100% sure it would even have the correct bands. Let me see...

    11-17-2014 09:46 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Verizon iPhones didn't have SIM cards until the 5 came out along with LTE. Prior to LTE, Verizon CDMA technology didn't use SIM cards.
    11-17-2014 01:59 PM
  4. Lightingguy55's Avatar
    What happens when you pop a French carrier SIM card in it and re-boot ?

    That's all my nephew had to do when he's using GSM in Australia.
    11-17-2014 03:36 PM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Verizon iPhones didn't have SIM cards until the 5 came out along with LTE. Prior to LTE, Verizon CDMA technology didn't use SIM cards.
    The iPhone 4s on Verizon has a SIM card slot (although it is only for use outside North America).

    To the OP, the phone can be unlocked but Verizon will only unlock it if you are a Verizon customer and meet their requirements.

    Your best bet, as noted above, is to search out a third party unlocking service.
    11-17-2014 05:58 PM

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