Other activate phone at checkout with apple?


macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 11, 2014
On the apple website there was an option for them to contact my carrier and activate so it's ready out of the box.. Previous years I would just go to Verizon and have them set it all up.. Curious if anybody else has done this and it turning out pretty ideal.. Does your old iphone just stop working once you turn on the new one? What do we do with the sim card?


macrumors 603
Apr 7, 2012
Yes, you can do that. Once you check out your phone in the box becomes active and your previous phone will no longer work. Worked perfectly for me on At&t.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 12, 2010
The XS I ordered was supposed to do this but when I turned it on and hooked it into iTunes it gave me a prompt to call T-Mobile and give them the provided IMEI and SIM card number and didn't auto activate. Ended up just swapping the SIM out at that point which bypasses having to do anything at all. Now that may be a T-Mobile specific thing as my Sprint and AT&T phones previously did as others stated and would activate out of the box and disable the old SIM in my old phone.
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