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Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
deanot
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I know the two have different sims, or so I have been told, Micro for the S5 and Nano for the 6+.  I do not want to give up my S5, and want to buy a new iPhone 6+ outright so I have no contract, question is how to do this with different sim sizes?

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Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
tikibar1
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An option is to have the nano SIM card activated, then get a SIM card adapter (available from places like Amazon) that converts the nano SIM card to a micro.  Then swapping phones is as simple as moving the SIM card from one phone to the other (and.if you run into an issue, you can always contact Customer Service to get the phone activated).  And yes, you can also swap phones via your on-line My Verizon account or by contacting Customer Service.

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Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
mama23dogs
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You would get a new SIM card with the iphone 6. Happens all the time.  Switching back and forth between phones on the same line would be possible as both cards have your information.

Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
deanot
Member

But how can both cards be active at the same time?  I would have to deactivate one to use the other right?

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Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
mama23dogs
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The cards only hold your information, they don't determine which phone is active on your account.  The IMEI number does that.  

And, no the phones will not both be active.  The other phone will have all the abilities of an iPod touch.

Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
deanot
Member

Thanks for the help, so how easy is it to swap back and forth? is it a phone call, something I can do on the web?

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Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
tikibar1
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An option is to have the nano SIM card activated, then get a SIM card adapter (available from places like Amazon) that converts the nano SIM card to a micro.  Then swapping phones is as simple as moving the SIM card from one phone to the other (and.if you run into an issue, you can always contact Customer Service to get the phone activated).  And yes, you can also swap phones via your on-line My Verizon account or by contacting Customer Service.

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Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
deanot
Member

Thank you all...

Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
mama23dogs
Sr. Leader

It used to be as easy as logging on to your account and switching phones with the IMEI number.  In the days before smartphones I did it often.  I haven't done it in a long time, but as far as I know, it is still that easy.  You can have a customer service person talk you through it.

I Have a Note 3. And don't always love the big phone.  Just ordered an S3, which is more pocket friendly.  I will be doing the same thing when the S3 arrives on Thursday as I believe it has a larger sim then the note.

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Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
deanot
Member

I am sure the note and the rest of the galaxy range use the same micro sim.

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Re: Sim from Samsung S5 into iPhone 6+
mama23dogs
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I Hope so, it is easier to switch SIM card than to log on and enter IMEI number.

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