Buying iPhone on new line on Verizon and using it with my old iPhone line (Verizon)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SilentLoner, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. SilentLoner macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Hello I want to buy a iPhone 5 with an additional line on my account.


    I want to use my existing iPhone 4S number on the new iPhone. On the old CDMA network that would be easy to fix but with the iPhone 5 being LTE I am not sure how I can do it.

  2. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2008
    Lots of threads on this. Basically get the i5 on a new lines. Then you need to deactivate it - some say pulling the SIM out will do this. However, I switched a different phone onto that new line with an ESN swap. Then after 24 hours, you can go into your old 4s online, choose switch/activate device, and enter in the i5 IMEI number and SIM card number. This will activate it on your existing number. Thats it.

    Again, the big key is taking out of commission the i5 sim for 24 hours.

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