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    Total Wireless Question (device / sim swapping)

    Looking at changing from Verizon to Total Wireless (TW) to save us almost 50% on our current bill. I know the service will drop a bit and we'll be de-prioritized, but now that TW allows mobile hotspot (something important for us), we've decided to pull the trigger.

    My one question is this - can I just pop TW my sim card out of one phone and put it into another, assuming both are factory unlocked and fully compatible with TW's networK? The chat rep seemed to indicate that wasn't possible and any time the device was switched I'd have to activate a new sim card, but that seems pretty ancient. I figured there had to be someone here that uses TW that could confirm or deny what they said.

    Also, I guess if anybody has any general thoughts about TW that could be helpful, especially coming from Verizon's solid post-paid service, that would be cool, too!

    TIA!

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    Total Wireless is not a regional carrier but rather an American Movil brand of MVNO running on Verizon's network. You might get more responses on this forum:
    https://www.howardforums.com/forumdi...aid-discussion
    Donald Newcomb

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    When I had Total Wireless, I switched sims between phones.

    You can only activate an "approved" phone, but can then switch it to another phone that isn't approved (or even is approved).

    The original phone activated will remain on the account and you will not be able to activate it again on Verizon or a Verizon MVNO.

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