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Should I use my old SIM card in a replacement device?

I have an old Apple 5c with sim card but is not active on my account. my son is giving me his iphone 6 which is active but he is using his sim card for the iphone 8 he bought, can i use my old iphone 5 sim card in the iphone 6 he is giving me


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Re: Should I use my old SIM card in a replacement device?
Customer Service Rep

Getting ahead of potential SIM issues is good thinking. The actual SIM from an iPhone 5C will fit into an iPhone 6 perfectly, as they are both a Nano SIM. Although it will fit, it is not guaranteed to work. When inactive for so long, older SIM cards go into a retired state and will no longer work. It doesn't hurt to give it a try. Worse-case scenario, you can pick up a new one at a store location. Does this information help? What exactly will you be doing with the iPhone 6?