Carrier Does a T-Mobile phone from iUP require activation on arrival?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by benguild, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    Just wondering if when you order an [upgrade] device via iUP and choose T-Mobile, does it require a T-Mobile SIM to activate on arrival or does it ship out without a SIM and without any sort of requirement like that? (Verizon generally has required an active account in the past, but I was debating switching carriers.)
  2. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Mine shipped out with a T-Mobile SIM. However, I just popped the SIM out of my X, inserted it into my Xs, and then restored from back up. I kept the SIM it came with in case I need it down the line for some reason.
  3. seezar macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2018
    I did the same. Just kept the sim it came with as a spare.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    With AT&T if you turn on your new phone with the included SIM, it will result in a activation fee, so pull that included SIM out before turning on

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