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    Default Switching from iPhone 5s to Nexus 5

    I'm about to move onto my employer's At&t corporate plan, but I can choose from among only one ancient android phone or an iPhone 5s. Being an android fan and a Nexus 5 lover, here's what I'd like to do, and I want to make sure it's possible:

    Buy the at&t iPhone 5s (I get the contract price of $199, and the phone is mine to keep)
    Buy a Nexus 5
    Swap the nano sim from the iPhone into the Nexus 5 using an adapter to fit its micro sim slot
    Sell the iPhone on eBay to someone who wants an off-contract 5s on AT&T (looks like I can get a bit more than $500 for it)
    Pocket ~$150 and have a better phone

    Is this doable? Will the sim swap work, and will the next owner of the iPhone be able to pop in their AT&T sim without trouble?
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    Default Re: Switching from iPhone 5s to Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by tomc1227 View Post
    I'm about to move onto my employer's At&t corporate plan, but I can choose from among only one ancient android phone or an iPhone 5s. Being an android fan and a Nexus 5 lover, here's what I'd like to do, and I want to make sure it's possible:

    Buy the at&t iPhone 5s (I get the contract price of $199, and the phone is mine to keep)
    Buy a Nexus 5
    Swap the nano sim from the iPhone into the Nexus 5 using an adapter to fit its micro sim slot
    Sell the iPhone on eBay to someone who wants an off-contract 5s on AT&T (looks like I can get a bit more than $500 for it)
    Pocket ~$150 and have a better phone

    Is this doable? Will the sim swap work, and will the next owner of the iPhone be able to pop in their AT&T sim without trouble?
    I don't see any reason why not. Test it and if it works, great. Go for it. If not, keep the N5 as a plaything....Lol

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    Default Re: Switching from iPhone 5s to Nexus 5

    Should work. You paid for the iPhone so it wouldn't get a bad ESN. I'd go for it
    If not, then I like Golfdriver's option too

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