Other activate phone at checkout with apple?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shappp91, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. shappp91 macrumors member


    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?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have always changed out the SIM cards and that was it.
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    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.
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I always just swap sims when my phone comes. Take just a couple minutes to activate.
  5. jona2125 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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