Hand-me-down upgrade question

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

  1. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2008
    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?

  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    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

    Sep 16, 2012
    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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