Keeping a smaller iPhone with Plus

PatrickNSF

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Has anyone had any experience with keeping a smaller iPhone (4s or 5) as a backup for the Plus for use while running, cycling or at the gym? I've been leaning towards using a 6 as my sole phone since I run or cycle every day, but started thinking I may be better off with a smaller, cheaper phone for those activities anyway. The 6 and the Plus work, but neither are ideal.

My concern is swapping my SIM back and forth between the two phones on a daily basis. I've only swapped when upgrading each year, so I'm not sure if daily swapping poses any problems I should be aware of. Thanks for the help.
 

wxman2003

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Has anyone had any experience with keeping a smaller iPhone (4s or 5) as a backup for the Plus for use while running, cycling or at the gym? I've been leaning towards using a 6 as my sole phone since I run or cycle every day, but started thinking I may be better off with a smaller, cheaper phone for those activities anyway. The 6 and the Plus work, but neither are ideal.

My concern is swapping my SIM back and forth between the two phones on a daily basis. I've only swapped when upgrading each year, so I'm not sure if daily swapping poses any problems I should be aware of. Thanks for the help.
I kept my 5S. Swapping sims is not a problem.
 

PatrickNSF

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How about a small ipod or wait for the apple watch? ;)
I run listening to Spotify and often a GPS app for tracking, and often on trails where I need the phone for emergencies, so the iPod doesn't work. For the gym it'd be fine, but I'm either on trails or the road most days.

And from what I understand, the Watch will require the iPhone for GPS tracking.
 

gclancer

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I am keeping a 6 and a 6+ for myself. The days that i feel like 6+ is too big for me, i will switch over to the 6 :D
 

dkh587

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I have a 5C that I use for work. I spend a lot of time driving and getting in and out of my car, and it is much easier to carry the 5C. I'm getting used to my Plus though :)
 

PatrickNSF

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I just use my 6+ for all of those activities. Not a big deal.
I ran with our Plus yesterday (or Friday), and my 6 today. But after pulling my damp 6 out of a water-resistant SPIbelt this morning after 10 miles, I started thinking that running with a less expensive, smaller backup phone wouldn't be a bad idea.
 

jamespa66

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Has anyone had any experience with keeping a smaller iPhone (4s or 5) as a backup for the Plus for use while running, cycling or at the gym? I've been leaning towards using a 6 as my sole phone since I run or cycle every day, but started thinking I may be better off with a smaller, cheaper phone for those activities anyway. The 6 and the Plus work, but neither are ideal.

My concern is swapping my SIM back and forth between the two phones on a daily basis. I've only swapped when upgrading each year, so I'm not sure if daily swapping poses any problems I should be aware of. Thanks for the help.
I plan on doing the same thing with my 5S if/when AT&T decides to ship my 6+ to me.
 

rui no onna

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Still using the 5s as my primary phone. Right now, I'm still acclimatizing to the 6 Plus. I currently have a 5c as backup to my 5s which I'll probably continue using when I switch to either the 6 or 6 Plus.
 
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