Sim SWAP???

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  1. StarShot macrumors 6502

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    I have a present iP6 with my regular telephone number. I also have an additional phone that was due a full upgrade that I used to order an IP6 S (different number). When my new phone comes on Friday, can I just swap the sim cards and go from there?

    Or do I have to go into an ATT story and have them transfer the new phone to my old number? I've done this method in the past, but if I can just swap the sim card, it would be easier than fighting the crowds that will be lining up on Friday.
     
  2. SamMiller0 macrumors member

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    Assuming your current phone is also AT&T, that should work just fine.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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  4. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Pulled my Verizon sim out of my Nexus 6 and stuck it in an Iphone 6 plus and it worked perfectly. No activation charge.
     
  5. StarShot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks to all...

    My present phone AND the new one are both ATT phones.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I would not power the new phone on until you swapped SIM cards as it will deactivate the SIM in the phone you used the upgrade from. After swapping cards you are good to go!
     
  7. ccubed34 macrumors member

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    This (source: I was an Att rep for 2 years)
     
  8. kukheart macrumors regular

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    Wondering if I have to get a new SIM, coming from an iPhone 5. May need to run to the AT&T to verify. Thanks
     
  9. StarShot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for reminding me about this. My situation, phone that is being upgraded is an old "flipper" with the old style sim. I'm planning on first pulling the new phone sim card and replacing it with the sim card in my present IP6 (both the micro type). So, you're saying if I do it in this order, my old "flipper" will still work with it's present sim card?
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    That is correct. Do not even turn on the new phone until you have removed the new SIM and replaced it with your existing iPhone 6 SIM. That SIM moves your current service into the new iPhone and you will only need to restore it's data or use the cloud. You flipper phone need not even be touched and nothing will change with it!
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    IIRC, the iPhone 5 was the first with the nano sim so you should be fine.
     
  12. kukheart macrumors regular

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    great, one less thing to worry about, thanks!
     
  13. pixelwix macrumors member

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    this is on apples site...

     

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  14. ovo6 macrumors 6502

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    So the 6 SIM card can't be used on the 6s?
     
  15. ichett macrumors newbie

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    I had to add 4g/lte service in order to upgrade my secondary line, it's a dumb phone. So can I just cancel or remove the added services after I get the phone online or will I need to call in?
     
  16. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    The 6 and 6s both us nano SIM cards, so you will be able to swap them between phones.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    NO! NO! NO!

    6 and 6+ use Nano SIM cards and so does the 6S and 6S+

    Your quote from the Apple site is talking about micro SIM cards.
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Yes they both use the Nano SIM card!:)
     
  19. ovo6 macrumors 6502

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    Yea I know I was about to say
     
  20. kukheart macrumors regular

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    ugh, so i have an iPhone 5, does this mean i have to go to a store and get a new one or not?
     
  21. Dice101 macrumors newbie

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    No your sim will work both are nano SIM cards.
     
  22. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    I upgrade every year and pass my old phone down to one of the kids, AT&T calls this a cross upgrade. You can just swop the SIM cards if they are the same or you can follow the instructions in the box and call AT&T so they can match the SIM to the phone in their system. Only takes a minute and you do this before activating the phone.
     
  23. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I'm doing the same thing Friday , they told me I have to contact at&t via chat or call
    And they will activate the phone in my iPhone 6 number , I ordered using the iPhone 5 upgrade

    Just to be on the safe side I'm going to do a live chat instead of swapping sims

    I know you can swap SIM cards between at&t phone I did that last week from iPhone 6 to iPhone 5
    But this new iPhone 6s is not activated
     
  24. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    I I used my wife's upgrade for the 6s, can I:

    Activate the 6s (which will deactivate her SIM in her current phone), then swap her new SIM into the old 6 and mine into the new 6s?
     

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