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can i use a sim card?

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    can i use a sim card?

    I live in south africa where cdma isn't supported. My dad recently bought me a xoom from verizon when he went to the US. On the top of the xoom there is a sim slot. I'm aware of the LTE upgrade but is this just for 4g or for sim card compatibility? Basically can I put a sim card in here and use the 3g/gprs connection or do I have to wait for the LTE upgrade?

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    That port is for both the sd and the sim, and yes, you will need to wait for the update. I've posted this a few times as I read about it yesterday. Here's what happened: Moto decided to roll out the xoom earlier to get it out to people, even though a patch is needed for the ports to work. I saw today that it may be something to do with google, but to the point, it will get the update, the sim and the sd will be operational, I'm sorry I can't give you a date, all I can say is soon. I hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mits View Post
    I live in south africa where cdma isn't supported. My dad recently bought me a xoom from verizon when he went to the US. On the top of the xoom there is a sim slot. I'm aware of the LTE upgrade but is this just for 4g or for sim card compatibility? Basically can I put a sim card in here and use the 3g/gprs connection or do I have to wait for the LTE upgrade?

    Thanks
    Sorry but you can't put a GSM network sim card in the slot to get a network connection. The Xoom only has a CDMA radio. For it to work on a GSM network it would have to have a GSM radio which it does not have.

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    I was wondering why it had a sim port myself. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullitt6996 View Post
    I was wondering why it had a sim port myself. Thanks.
    The sim card port is for verizons 4g network. To connect to the network you need a sim card.

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