I have an HTC One M7 that was bought on a 24 month contract that expires in November. However, I would like to get the new iPhone (unlocked) from Apple. Now I am wondering if I can buy the phone (unlocked) from Apple and activate on my current line. I know the HTC One M7 uses micro SIM and the iPhone 6s uses nano SIM.
Since my SIM card would be incompatible with the new device, is there a way to receive a new SIM from Verizon for an unlocked phone? Or do I have to purchase the prepaid line SIM card? My goal is to add the new iPhone to the existing contract, on the same line I have been using, without having to buy the phone through Verizon, which I can't until November when my contract is due for renewal. Or is there a way that I can get an early upgrade to the new iPhone 6s through Verizon?
Also my HTC One M7 is not in the best condition so I doubt I'd get anything for a trade, i.e. camera burnt out from heat damage from the phone itself (great design there) and the aluminum has scratches on it, no screen damage though.
Buy the phone you want and go to a corporate store to get a SIM and activate it on your line in place of the HTC. You still have to finish the contract to finish paying off the HTC, but you can change to a compatible phone whenever you'd like. I suggest going to a store because the iPhone ESN/IMEI may not be in Verizon's database to activate online. You might also make a call, but you need a SIM to make this work. You COULD get a SIM for the iPhone and use an adapter to activate it in your HTC, that is another route to take.