What’s the deal with all the SIM questions?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hyperion0808, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Hyperion0808 macrumors member

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    Am I missing something? Just activate the one that comes in the phone no? What’s the point of swapping to the old one if activating the new phone as is will just deactivate the old one.
     
  2. krishmk macrumors 6502

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    Activating the phone with old sim *may* let you avoid the fake upgrade fee.
     
  3. Hyperion0808 thread starter macrumors member

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    Aren’t you getting charged the upgrade fee at time of order though if at all
     
  4. matthew23 macrumors 6502

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    I’m confused about this too. I have t-mobile. I preordered a t-mobile phone and paid for it outright. If I activate the new SIM card it comes with, will I get stuck with an upgrade fee?
     
  5. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    I don’t believe so, just the tax. Upgrade kicks in when you activate the new SIM.
     
  6. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Because people want to scalp their new phones...
     
  7. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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    I got hosed one launch day with activation servers getting overwhelmed and couldn't make phone calls for two days. I always swap SIM cards to avoid activation server issues.
     
  8. Hyperion0808 thread starter macrumors member

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    So this is simply to skip the activation servers? There's no impact on your carrier account or anything?
     

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