Recently a member of my family plan ported their iPhone 5's number to a different carrier, which removed the iPhone 5 from my account (I think). I have an iPhone 4s currently and was wondering if I can switch the iPhone 5 to my number so that it becomes my primary device? If so, how is this done? I see I have the option of choosing the iPhone 5 in MyVerizon using the:
Activate or Switch Device -> Activate Device (replace current device by activating one without service) -> I am activating a device that I previously used with this account
When I choose the iPhone 5 from the resultant drop-down menu and choose "next", I'm presented with a pop-up indicating that the iPhone 5 requires a SIM; can I re-use the SIM that was provided with the phone initially? If so, how?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide!
You can easily get this done by visiting an Verizon Wireless store.
Activate / Switch device option online works if you have a unused nano SIM card. The old nano SIM card that was deactivated when you transferred the number to another carrier is no longer valid.
You need a new nano SIM Card which can be obtained in the verizon store for free.