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how do I get a sim card for an iphone se without a carrier to use wifi

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how do I get a sim card for an iPhone se bought from an apple store with no carrier, I want to load apps before I sign up with somebody. help
navneet
Asked: 07:06 23/05/2016
zanis 07:06 23/05/2016
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Great! Glad it worked out for you.
tundewuls 07:06 23/05/2016
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Your understanding is correct. You need to have a SIM in the phone to activate, but only until activation is complete; you can remove it after activation. Which means that the OP can borrow a SIM for a few minutes.
laura 07:06 23/05/2016
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You can access the App Store via your Wi-Fi connection, so no cellular date will be used to download apps.

The only way to get a SIM card is from a carrier.
tundewuls 07:06 23/05/2016
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My understanding is that you have to have a SIM card on the phone before you can activate it and to do so you need to get one from a carrier.
jetta16 07:06 23/05/2016
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Your understanding is correct. You need to have a SIM in the phone to activate, but only until activation is complete; you can remove it after activation. Which means that the OP can borrow a SIM for a few minutes.
tundewuls 07:06 23/05/2016
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That's an idea I had not thought of.

Edit: One question, will that "lock" the phone to that carrier?
mauveduh 07:06 23/05/2016
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That's an idea I had not thought of.

Edit: One question, will that "lock" the phone to that carrier?

Generally, no. The only reseller I know of that does that is Carphone Warehouse (UK). I supposed their could be others but I haven't heard them mentioned here.
jetta16 07:06 23/05/2016
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Thanks...
navneet 07:06 23/05/2016
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That's an idea I had not thought of.

Edit: One question, will that "lock" the phone to that carrier?

Generally, no. The only reseller I know of that does that is Carphone Warehouse (UK). I supposed their could be others but I haven't heard them mentioned here.

In the US, Walmart (and maybe Target) iPhones may lock to the first SIM used.
navneet 07:06 23/05/2016
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That's an idea I had not thought of.

Edit: One question, will that "lock" the phone to that carrier?

Generally, no. The only reseller I know of that does that is Carphone Warehouse (UK). I supposed their could be others but I haven't heard them mentioned here.

In the US, Walmart (and maybe Target) iPhones may lock to the first SIM used.

Good to know. Thanks!

how do I get a sim card for an iphone se without a carrier to use wifi

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