Activate old iphone 6

ndaddio

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Aug 13, 2017
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My iphone 6 broke so i switched to an iphone 4s, now that my iphone 6 is fixed i want to reactivate it. How do i do that?
 

eyoungren

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When you say reactivate do you mean reactivate to use as an actual phone or do you mean reactivate just to get past the SIM activation?

If the first, put a new SIM in it for the line you are going to use it on.

If the later, just find any old SIM off eBay for your carrier (deactivated SIMs are fine) and use that.
 

ndaddio

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Aug 13, 2017
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I have a sim for my old iphone 6 but it must have gotten deactivated when i activated my iphone 4s. I would just transfer the sim from my current phone but the iphone 4 has a different size sim card.
 

timeconsumer

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What carrier do you have? Usually you can just contact your carrier and provide the number of the SIM card you want to use and they will activate it for you.
 

ndaddio

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Aug 13, 2017
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Okay i have at&t do you know if there is a way to put that info in online?
 

HallStevenson

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Call your carrier

If it was Verizon and the phone was previously active on the account, they have a "bring your own device" option and allow you to pick previously active phones. ATT might have something similar - start digging around.
 
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