Replace stolen iPhone

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  1. Nba247365 macrumors member

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    I had my iPhone 5s stolen but I still have my 4S, is there anyway I can activate the 4S right away? I don't want to go to my local AT&T store if I don't have to.
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  2. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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  3. Nba247365 thread starter macrumors member

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    I never took the sim card out of my iPhone 4S, so yes I still have a sim card
     
  4. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

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    Are you planning to get your stolen iphone 5 back?
     
  5. Nba247365 thread starter macrumors member

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    I plan to get a new 5s but I need a phone between now and when I get the new phone so I just want to use my old 4s for now
     
  6. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I may be wrong, but I think once a SIM card is deactivated it can't be reactivated again. Or maybe it can? And you'll just have to give the AT&T CS the long SIM number. But if not, a new SIM would be needed and you'd probably need to go to a corporate store if you want your phone active ASAP.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  8. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    They can't activate old sim again you need to get new sim from store or shipped
     
  9. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, with Verizon, u can reactivate an old sim and you don't have to give the entire serial number, it is still in Verizon's data base.

    I have done it many times without issue.
     
  10. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

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    Ok, so you plan on getting a NEW iphone 5S, but are you trying to get the iphone 5 back?
     
  11. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Based on the OP, I don't think OP ever had an iPhone 5. He only stated his iPhone 5s was stolen, not his iPhone 5.
     
  12. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    Thats correct, once a sim is deactivated you have to purchase a new card and get that one activated.
     

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