Verizon iPhone 5S Question...SIM Card

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Texxy, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, got my preorder in for Verizon 5S and I am upgrading from my 5. While odering, Verizon asked me if I wanted to keep my original SIM and in the middle of all the Panic I just clicked YES! Problem is, I want to give my iPhone 5 to my wife.

    Does this mean that when I get my 5S I have to get my iPhone 5 sim out and put it in my 5S? And does this mean my iPhone 5 needs to get a new Sim?

    I am confused but basically, my order does not say Embedded SIM like it normally would if I clicked to opt out of using my original Sim. Is this something I can just call Verizon about tomorrow and get all sorted out?

    Hope not to confusing, goodluck to everyone!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I clicked yes too. Have no idea what it was talking about...
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    The upgrade is tied to the phone number. Yes, you will have to take out sim from 5 and put it in 5s because in essence, that's what you chose to do. Or just take you phone to Verizon and get a different sim. There will be instructions with the phone when it arrives.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Verizon doesn't charge for SIM cards. Just visit your local corporate Verizon Store, and they'll give you a new SIM card for your devices. The only catch, you must have a device.

    I tried to get a SIM for my iPads, but they wouldn't let me keep unlimited data. They said I had to show a smartphone device. From there, I could swap the SIM to any other device I wanted.

    Good luck.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I was thinking that too but wouldn't the new iPhone 5S come with a NEW Sim Card in it regardless? Like I would already have a spare...
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I assume all iPhone models, except for T-Mobile "unlocked" versions, come with SIM cards. I don't know why the Verizon online purchasing website asks you if you want to keep your SIM card [and, supposedly, not receive a new one].
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    HAs anyone received their new 5s and it not had a sim card in it? I clicked I wanted to keep my Sim card (I plan on giving my 5 to the wife) I figured I would pop out the sim from my 5 throw it in the 5s take the 5s one and activate it in the 5.

    Now I am thinking I am going to have to make a trip to Verizon
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It came with a Sim Card, dont have to make a trip, you are golden :) Just call them!
     

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