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Old April 28th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unlocked HTC One using Tab 7.7 verizon data only SIM

I have a question about using a verizon 4g LTE SIM card from my samsung galaxy tab 7.7 data only plan. Basically, if you buy one of verizon's tablets, they will let you get data only 4g LTE service that is provided via a microSIM. I don't make many phone calls, and any that I do I could just make using VOIP.

So I activated the data only SIM in the verizon store, all the while telling them it was for my galaxy tab (they are very clear that they don't offer data only plans for smartphones). When I took out the SIM and plugged it into my new unlocked HTC one (I think it's the US unlocked version) the it says "preparing SIM" for a second, then nothing. No recognition of the SIM, no LTE bars, nothing. So is there a way to get the phone to recognize the SIM. Do I need to register the HTC one's IMEI# to the SIM? Is that even possible?

There are lots of accounts of people doing something similar with iPhone 5's from verizon, so this has to be possible.

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It could have something to do with the HTC One possibly not supporting Verizon's LTE frequencies.
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What you could do is #*#*4636#*#* and see if there is a phone number and current network listed.

If the sim cannot be read by the phone I suspect those would be blank values.
I would imagine that at least the phone number in the sim would show up.

Edit: I just stuck a Verizon sim in and the number appears but the network name does not and it just shows "no service"
It was an interesting thing to try out... but it's not going to work.
I did try selecting other bands and stuff to see if I could trick it into working but nope...
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The HTC One is the manufacturer's flagship device for 2013. The device's specs put it in the top of the smartphone pyramid, featuring a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Android 4.1.2. Its... Read More

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