Is it ok for seller to keep SIM card?

drober30

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Heading to pick up new iPhone from personal seller. He wants to keep the SIM card, is there any concern with this?
 

Intell

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It is generally understood that the seller keeps the SIM card as it is of no use to the buyer.
 

drober30

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Ok thanks, that's what I thought. It's brand new, sealed in the box so I was unsure. Can I just use the SIM from my 5s and place it in the new phone and do I need to notify my carrier?
 

Intell

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If the carrier is the same or the new phone is unlocked, you can simply move the SIM card over.
 

drober30

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Seller claims it is the same carrier. How do I know if it's locked or not?
 

Intell

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If it is the same carrier that you are currently on, the unlocked status of the device is doesn't matter.
 

drober30

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Thank you so much for your help! I'm finally picking up my 6 plus. I'm paying an extra $100 but it's worth it to be done running around trying to get one.
 
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