Well, I have the SIM card, but I have a few questions. Here's what's going on: I have a spare iPhone 5 in the house that I use as a spare device, it used to be a family member's. The SIM card was taken out when the family member upgraded, but it is still deactivated, stored away. Anyway out of curiosity I wanted to upgrade it to iOS 9.2 beta. It wouldn't work, it got stuck on "Update Requested". I reset the phone, reset network settings, nothing. I reset all content and settings, and now it wants to be activated, but I didn't know it needs a SIM card just to get past setup. So, I have the old deactivated SIM card around. Will that work to get past setup? Will this activate the SIM card again, going past this activation screen with it in there? I don't want that, this was a family member's old phone, I don't want to mess up their signal and such with their new 6S that they use now.