Swapping SIM cards

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by robgendreau, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    I kept my old (cracked) iPhone 5 when I upgraded to a 6s. The 5 was deactivated for voice and the number, etc transferred over to the new 6s per usual. I use the old 5 mostly for music and apps and such.

    I'm travelling from the USA to Canada and thought that I'd get a SIM card for voice, text and data up there for 30-45 days. I wanted to just yank the 6s SIM and put it in the 5, and then use the 5 for voice back to the States and from the States, since everyone down there has my number. I'd be using the 6s with the Canadian carrier SIM for data up there, and wouldn't really care, of course, that it's using a CA number etc. since it would be for "local" calls there only.

    Does this work? Do I have to have a computer and iTunes to make this work?

    PS any ideas for a good SIM to swap into our iPad for data use up there?

  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It will work without any additional work assuming your phone is either unlocked or you're in the same carrier you were in when you bought the 5 initially.

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