Kind of a complication question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by smurray, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. smurray macrumors regular

    May 12, 2008
    Ok so here's the deal. I ordered a 5s this morning when they became available. I had hoped to go get one at the store but realized that I wasn't going to be able to get off work and didn't want to take the chance they'd be sold out by this evening. The problem is I recently sold my iPhone 5 and need to ship it today. Worst case scenario is I simply go without a phone until next week when the 5s arrives but I'm hoping to avoid that. I have an old iPhone 4 lying around and am wondering how big of a pain it would be to get that activated on my line for the next few days. Since it's not an LTE device I know it isn't as easy as swapping the sim card. My question if I do activate the 4 temporarily will I still be able to use my same sim when my 5s gets here next week? What will the procedure be to go from my old 4 to my new 5s once it gets here?
  2. wicker21 macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2010
    The 4 and 5/5s use different SIM card sizes so you would have to go to your carrier and get a new SIM to fit in the phone.

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