Will a sim from a Verizion iPhone 6 work in a Verizion 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by claimed4all, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    Parents upgraded their new iphone 6s to iOS 8.1. One phone now shows the plug into iTunes image. They don't have/nor access to a computer running the latest version of iTunes to fix the issue.

    I plan on driving over there this weekend with my imac to correct.

    In the meantime, can they pull the sim out of the 6 and drop it into their 4S that they still have and get a working cell phone until I can fix it.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Verizon 4S' don't use SIM cards to connect to Verizon. They will need to activate it like a standard CDMA only device.
     
  3. claimed4all thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I thought. Just thought I would check.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Correct.
    The sim inside the 4S is only there if you travel outside the US for the phone to be able to roam on GSM networks.
     
  5. tzd macrumors newbie

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    Even if the SIM card works, the iPhone 6 has a nano-SIM while the 4S uses a micro-SIM which is larger in size. So the iPhone 6 SIM card would not fit into 4S without an adapter tray.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh yeah, we all forgot about the obvious one.
    Size matters:D
    But even if they did cut it down to nanosim size it will still wont work for the above reasons.
     

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