Friend buying Verizon iPhone X for me

wizplum

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 27, 2017
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Hi,

I wanted to get the Verizon iPhone X but I'm on T-Mobile (will switch carriers in a few months). I was wondering if a friend could buy it for me (to get through the checkout process), and if so that leaves me with a bunch of questions:
- Would I be able to swap in my T-Mobile SIM when it arrives?
- Will he need to start using the new SIM that comes with the phone?
- Will he see anything about this first X be registered to his Verizon account if he never powers it on?
- Will he be able to buy another X in a month or so?

Thanks!
 

laurenbanjo

macrumors member
Sep 15, 2014
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Take the SIM out of the phone before you turn it on and destroy it. That's what I did when I had a family member buy one for me. It never registered on his account because I never turned on the phone with the new SIM in it.
 

techiegirl

macrumors 65816
Sep 7, 2007
1,140
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We were told by Verizon it is possible. Due to a glitch, we couldn’t order on our phone lines so we ordered on our other lines on the account.