Ideas for using a spare iPhone 6S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bniu, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    So I have a spare iPhone 6S 64GB and I'm not sure what to do with it.

    I wish I could get another sim card with my same phone #, but apparently you can't do that.

    I'm not interested in selling it as it is still a very nice phone and I wouldn't mind using the 4.7" form factor from time to time.

    Any ideas as to what to do with a secondary spare phone?
  2. miragebg macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
  3. JulesJam, Nov 20, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016

    JulesJam Suspended


    Sep 20, 2014
    Correct, 2 SIM cards can't be active on the same line at the same time. But you can use your current SIM card in the iP6s whenever you want.

    Keep it as a backup phone. Then next year, trade it in to get the iPhone 8. Hopefully there will be some good trade in deals at launch like there were this year.

    What carrier are you on?
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    If you are on the US, the other thing you could do is get an AT&T SIM from an Apple store for free. Then get it activated on GoPhone by calling them and don't fund a plan. Then fund the account with $100 selecting the $2/day plan. If you fund it with $100 at one time or buy a $100 refill card to fund it, the money doesn't expire for 1 year. You can often find the $100 refill cards for $90 online.

    Anyhow the $2/day GoPhone plan gives you unlimited talk and text each day you use it. No data unless you buy data and you can buy it for $1/MB. You only get charged the $2/day if you make or receive a call/text in a day. Works as a spare/emergency phone to keep in your car. I don't think $100/yr is too much to pay for a spare/emergency phone.
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    I don't know what condition it is in or if it is SIM free or locked to a carrier, but you could likely net at least $375 for it after fees/shipping if it is in good condition by selling it on swappa.

    Or wait for next year and trade it in for the iPhone 8.
  4. powerocool macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    I use a spare iPhone 6S with the DJI OSMO Mobile as a nice video steady cam. The 6S shoots great videos.
  5. blaine07 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2014
  6. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
    SoCal / Philly
    If it is unlocked, get "free" service for it from Ring Plus or FreedomPop. I currently use my iPhone 5 on FreedomPop. It's great.
  7. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
  8. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Christmas is coming. Gift it to a young family member.
  9. imaginex20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    I use a secondary phone as a music streamer in my car
  10. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    use it for a security camera or monitor
  11. Retops macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    I use mine for those times I don't want to carry a larger phone by just swapping the SIM card. Also as a wi-fi device for occasional streaming.
  12. Ender17 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2005
  13. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2011
    next year is iphone 7s , the iphone 8 is still two years away
  14. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012

    That's exactly what I did with my 6 ... and she was one-over-the-moon girl with her unexpected gift.

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