HT5163: iPhone and iPad: How to remove the SIM cardLearn about iPhone and iPad: How to remove the SIM card
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to dgrjbr)
Did you look on the side of iphone, that is where the sim card tray is at, you should see a little hole.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to dgrjbr)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to dgrjbr)
Who is your carrier?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to dgrjbr)
If you have a Verizon-model iPhone, as a CDMA phone it does not have a SIM and cannot be used with any other carrier except Verizon partners through their international roaming service. Contact Verizon to ask about availability of coverage in various countries; there won't be extensive.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 1:00 PM (in response to wjosten)
Thanks all. My carrier is a local company called nTelos. Apparently they also use these CDMA non-SIM phones. I sure wish I had known this when I was deciding between the 4, 4S and 5. There is nothing on any of the Apple support pages or my carrier's marketing materials that discusses that there is this difference between some iPhone4 phones and other iPhone4. Even AppleCare didn't know when I called them, and the page referenced above with the picture doesn't point it out, either (though I now see it has a parenthesis that says "GSM", which implies, but doesn't state, this issue).
At least now I know I'm out of luck for the next 2 years. Thanks, again.