SIM = Subscriber Identification Module

In simple terms, the SIM card is what specifically ties your phone plan (voice, text, data) with a specific telecommunications provider (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.) and as such is needed for the device to allow you to make phone calls or send text messages or use a wireless data plan. You CAN use the phone and most apps on the phone without a SIM card attached or activated by connecting to a local wireless (Wifi) network. Once connected to Wifi, apps such as Telegram, Signal or really anything needing an internet connection will work just fine. Without an activated and installed SIM card, however, you will not be able to make phone calls, send text messages or use the data plan from your telecommunications provider.

  1. The Ghost phone does NOT come with an activated SIM card or any SIM card at all. You must either insert the SIM card you have in your current device or order a new one directly with your service provider. In some cases your service provider will notice that your SIM card has been activated on a new device and send you a message to confirm you are aware that this has happened.

  2. The Ghost Phone requires a nanoSIM. The nanoSIM is the mostly commonly used SIM in phones today, however, you may have a larger SIM form factor if you are using a phone from few years ago. In many cases, there will be punch lines that will allow you to use a pointy device to "punch" out the nanoSIM from the larger Micro or Mini SIM. See pictures below:

If your SIM card simply does not fit, you can contact your service provider and they will ship you a new SIM card, in many cases, for free.