Can I re-activate my old iPhone 4S SIM card?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Congo Javabase Resources, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Congo Javabase Resources macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2015
    I'm going to have to use my old iPhone 4S as my main phone until Monday. The phone has the SIM card inside of it right now, it's just not activated (T-Mobile).

    All I have is the phone with the de-activated SIM card inside of it. I don't see any numbers to refer to in terms of re-activating it, though.

    Will it be possible for me to use this phone as a temporary until my new phone arrives Monday? Or am I sore out of luck here?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    The way it is right now it can only be used for emergency calls. (911) You could go to a T-Mobile store and have them activate for you. Just explain to them that your new phone is arriving Monday and you'll need to transfer the activation to the new phone. I don't believe they'll charge you for the activation if you're already a T-Mobile subscriber. Although they might charge you $10 for a new SIM card.
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    the numbers you need will be in settings, general about, ICCID.

    ICCID is the sim card number that you need to re-activate.

    last i heard t-mobile allowed sim cards to be re-activated, but i have heard some companies
    will not reactivate sim cards and make you obtain a new sim card. and this was before att was locking the apple sim

    i've reactivated att sims in my playstation vita, so they might just be stories.

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