Purchase iPhone 5 Verizon but use on a different account

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by knemonic, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. knemonic macrumors 6502a

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    Jan 14, 2009
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    Hi,

    I am a little confused on how Verizon SIM cards work. I am up for upgrade and was going to order an iPhone and then sell it to a friend, who does not have an upgrade.

    When I get the iPhone, will I have to open the box and turn it on first, to activate it on their network? Or can i just give it to him? If I have to turn it on to activate it first, then I would have to reactivate my current phone with Verizon again, right?

    Also curious, do you think I will get the iPhone faster if I order through apple.com rather than Verizon.com?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Dec 30, 2010
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    You can swap phones all day.


    But, just so you know, YOU will not be eligible for an upgrade on your phone/line for 2 years.

    Also...I just had a brain fart... but I think if you upgrade to the 5, you will lose your unlimited if you had it.
     

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