Stupid question time regarding activating 6 Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by largefarrva, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2012
    We've always had the carrier activate our iPhones in-store (except the 5....which was done in a Radio Shack store) but this time around we were able to order through the Apple Store App.

    To activate our phones (both are on Verizon) we just have to pull the SIM cards from our 5s' and put them into our new 6+'s, correct? Or do we have to head to the Verizon store to have them activate the phones for us?
  2. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Your phone should come with a new SIM that is already set...just turn on the phone and activate on the phone. You shouldn't even need to swap SIM cards. You'll be done in seconds.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You'll be able to do it at home. I've never needed to pull the sim out of my old iPhone and put it into the new one, if memory serves me. I just set it up on my account with my current phone number
  4. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Put the SIM inside the phone, turn on, sign in with your Apple ID & hey presto... that's all you need to do.
  5. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    You don't even have to change sims. The new phone will come with one, all you have to do is turn it on and go through the process of activating it at which point your older device will lose service.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    When you turn on your new phone, your exising SIM in your existing phone will be deactivated.

    Do you backups in iTune the morning of the 19th!
  7. largefarrva thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2012
    Ok thanks for the info. I figured that I would have to transfer the SIM over and everything. Now that I think about it, when ordering the phone I do remember seeing a $30 upgrade fee from I guess our account is already flagged to anticipate the switch next week. Makes sense.

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