Hand-me-down upgrade question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ycoidi2000, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    My son has an iPhone 5 that has died. I've decided to pay off my AT&T Next plan for my iPhone 6 and pass it on to him (I'll get a new Next plan for an iPhone 6s).

    My question is...Can I pull the sim card out of my son's iPhone 5 and put it in the iPhone 6 to activate it for him? Or, do I need to go to AT&T (really don't want to do that!) and get a new sim card for the iPhone 6?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    Did that a couple of years ago on AT&T and the switch was completely painless. Tech and policies change rapidly so hopefully someone with more recent experience can share.
     
  3. Avarize macrumors member

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    In this case the best thing to do would be a factory reset then power off the phone, pop in the sim & go. No need to visit the store.
     

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