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Nanosim on Iphone

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Jun 11, 2019
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Nanosim on Iphone

I am upgrading my iphone to a new model and am wondering what I'm suppose to do with the new Nanosim they mailed me, can I keep my old one and just sell/ give to someone else, the new one they mailed me with thew new phone?

Thanks
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If you insert the new sim it will be active - don't give it away to someone else!
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The sim included with your phone may not be active.

Did you get the phone as an upgrade? I know Koodo will ship their upgrades with an unactivated sim card.
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I think Bell ties in the hardware activation to the new SIM, as a theft deterrent. If you've already got the phone up and running with your old SIM, then I guess you can do whatever you want with the new one.
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Some newer features like Wi-Fi Calling need a new SIM.
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leafsnation98765 wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 11:27 pm
I am upgrading my iphone to a new model and am wondering what I'm suppose to do with the new Nanosim they mailed me, can I keep my old one and just sell/ give to someone else, the new one they mailed me with thew new phone?
If your current sim card is also a nano sim then yes, you can just continue using the old sim card.

If you have to change your sim card (iPhones have been using nano sims since the iPhone 5 in 2012) then you'll have to self serve or call into your wireless carrier to let them know your new nano sim card number so they can activate it.
[OP]
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Jun 11, 2019
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Thanks and can I give the new Nanosim to a stranger? I'm hoping its use won't affect my plan.
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You can do whatever you want with the new sim. If you give it away, you can always buy another one for like $10 if needed.

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