How To Get A New Sim Card Verizon? (All You Need To Know)

Did your SIM card get damaged or are you having difficulties connecting to the Verizon network and you’re wondering how to get a new SIM card Verizon?

Well, continue reading below because I’m going to tell you everything I’ve discovered about the process and how to get a new SIM so your phone can get back up and running!

How to Get a New SIM Card Verizon In 2024?

You can get a new SIM card from Verizon by either ordering one online and having it mailed to you or picking it up at a Verizon Retail Store or a Verizon Authorized Retailer. Additionally, you can pick up a new SIM card the same day by physically visiting a Verizon Retail location.

Do you want to know additional details about getting a new Verizon SIM card, such as if you have to pay a fee? If so, read further because I’ll answer that question and so much more!

How Can I Get a Replacement SIM Card Verizon?

Replacement SIM cards are easy to get through Verizon by going online and ordering the SIM card to have it mailed to your address, but that takes a couple of days to get to you at least.

Furthermore, you can just order it online and go pick it up at an Authorized Retailer or Verizon Store, but the pickup locations vary and may not be one of your local stores.

Verizon also allows you to go to a Verizon Retail Store and pick out a new SIM card immediately, which means you don’t have to wait to receive your replacement.

Also, if you don’t mind waiting a few days, you can stop in at a Verizon Authorized Retailer, such as Best Buy, and put your order in for a new replacement SIM card.

Does Verizon Charge For Switching SIM Cards?

Verizon does not charge you for a new SIM card, even if you need a replacement SIM, so it’s completely free for Verizon customers.

Can I Just Buy a SIM Card From Verizon?

You do not need to purchase the SIM card, but you’ll need to either contact Verizon Customer Service at *611 from a Verizon phone or call 1-800-922-0204 to get a free SIM card.

Additionally, if you go to your local corporate Verizon Wireless store, you can get a SIM card for free, so there is no need to buy a SIM card from Verizon or anyone else.

Can I Switch SIM Cards Between Phones Verizon?

Can I Switch SIM Cards Between Phones Verizon?

It’s perfectly acceptable to just switch out your SIM cards between your Verizon phones if you don’t want to deal with getting a new SIM card right away.

However, both phones will need to be on the Verizon network and both phones will also need to be smartphones for this to work.

In addition, not all SIM cards are compatible with all Verizon devices, so you cannot use a SIM card from a 3G device with a Verizon 4G LTE or 5G device.

How Do I Activate Replacement SIM Verizon?

If you received a new SIM card from Verizon as a replacement for your original SIM, you’ll need to activate the SIM card by logging into your My Verizon account.

Once logged in, you’ll want to go to “Activate or Switch Device” and then enter the SIM card number on the page, put the SIM card in your device, and it should then work as normal.

However, there might be additional steps required depending on the device you’re getting the replacement SIM for, so follow the additional prompts online to activate the new SIM card.

How Do I Insert New SIM Card Verizon?

Before you insert the new SIM card into your Verizon phone there are a few tips about handling the SIM card with care which include:

  • When handling the SIM you should not bend the SIM in any way
  • Try to avoid touching the contact parts of the SIM as much as you can
  • The SIM needs to stay clean and dry
  • Avoid the SIM card coming into contact with any magnets
  • Avoid leaving the SIM card in extreme hot or cold environments

Additionally, when you’re going to insert the new SIM card into your Verizon phone, you should make sure that you align the good contacts on the SIM card to the gold contacts in the device.

There is a notch on the SIM card, and that tells you how the SIM card should be inserted into your device as these notches will need to line up on the SIM and inside of the device.

Furthermore, if you insert the SIM incorrectly, you’ll see an error message letting you know, which includes “No SIM card inserted” or “SIM card failure.”

When you see these messages, you should take out the SIM card and try to insert it again, making sure there are no cracks, smudges, or dirt on the SIM before reinserting.

To know more, you can also read our posts on whether or not Verizon phones have SIM cards, Verizon eSIM QR code, and US Cellular vs Verizon coverage.


You can get a new SIM card from Verizon by either going online and ordering one to be mailed to your house or you can order online and pick it up at specific locations.

Additionally, you can head to a Verizon Wireless Retail Store and pick up a SIM card the same day or order one from an Authorized Retailer and wait a few days for it to arrive.

You do not have to pay for a Verizon SIM card if you’re a Verizon customer and all SIM card replacements are free, even if you’ve lost the SIM or have asked for one previously.

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Florence Howard

Florence Howard has been freelance writing for over a decade, and has a vocational background in retail, tech, and marketing. Outside of work, she enjoys listening to rock and metal, and playing with her dog and cat.

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