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Can Iphones Be Reactivated?


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#1 KingdomSeeker

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:02 AM

My wife and I recently upgraded our Iphones and wondered if we gave to them to my daughter and son-in-law if they'd be able to reactivate them. I do know that it'll have to be with the same provider we had.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:19 AM

Certainly should be able to, you may have to get a new sim (depending on the service provider). You might need the MEID and the Device ID to reactivate them. You can find that info with the phone on under Settings > About.

 

The phone may only work with a specific service provider so if your daughter and son-in-law have a different provider, I would call the each of the providers.


Edited by zingo156, 12 December 2014 - 11:37 AM.

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:19 AM

If you were using Verizon the phone is "unlocked" meaning you can use it on another carrier. Most AT&T,Sprint and other carriers are locked but some of them can be "flash unlocked" to use on Page Plus and other mid-level carriers. You can re-activate the phone on the carrier it was assigned to without any problems.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:57 AM

Thank you for the  responses and answers. We are with Verizen so all shoupld be well.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 12:00 PM

I reuse iphones nearly daily here at work all on Verizon, when they get broken I transfer the user to a new phone, repair the old one and reuse... it is very simple to activate most of the time, some times (rarely) there is a glitch and you may have to call to activate. You will need both the MEID and the Device ID but it all can be done simply on their website.


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