iPhone 6(S)(+) Swap sims or call AT&T to transfer service?

iMas70

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There might have been a change over the years. If there was, I didn't keep up with that. I'd like to transfer service from an iPhone 5 to the 6. Is that a simple sim swap or do I have to call AT&T? I'd try swapping sims now but I don't have the old one with me (daughter's phone, other one is at her Mom's. Mom has been slow to take care of it on her account). Recently with my iPad it was just a matter of moving the sim from the old iPad to the new one.
 

rzc16512

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I couldn't use LTE after sim swapping from iPhone 5 -> 6 back in 2014...might've been due to the fact that the iPhone 5 didn't support VoLTE. I'd just swap the sims and call in if it doesn't work within 10-15 minutes.
 

noanker

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When I updated my SE for a 7 in October, I simply swapped the SIM. The 7 is unlocked and I look forward to being able to move carriers if the need arises.

While unrelated to the OPs question, but still relevant to AT&T, has anyone here had AT&T try to 'increase' your data plan without your consent for $5 extra per month? They did on my plan and I called in to complain that they had no authorization from me to increase my plan details without my explicit consent. I threatened to quit and they reversed the charges and gave me a pitiful credit for my time.

AT&T's position was they were doubling my data per month for 'only' $5 more. I was happy with my existing data plan, had never exceeded my monthly limit and didn't see any need to consume more data whilst having the 'privilege' to pay only $5 per month extra.

pro tip: always buy the unlocked phone, it's always worth the extra cost if buying the phone brand new.
pro tip: always buy refurbished iPhones; they come unlocked.
 

iMas70

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Thanks for the replies! The kids will be getting new phones for Christmas so I'll just swap the sims info those and call it a day.