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Your questions about the iPhone 6s answered

18 Sep 2015
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We’ve put together a cheat-sheet for those lucky enough to get their hands on a new iPhone 6s.

With the release of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on Friday, 25 September 2015 we know there are going to be loads of people bursting at the seams with excitement and wanting to ask a few questions before hooking their sweet new smartphone up with amaysim.

1. Are the new iPhone 6s’ compatible with amaysim?
Yes - so long as the handset has been unlocked, you’ll have no worries.

2. Can I use my current amaysim SIM in my new iPhone?
That depends - the Nano SIM is the right SIM size for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. If you’ve got an iPhone 5 or any model up, you’ve got the right SIM size. If you’re not sure, search what SIM size your current handset uses.

3. Where can I get an amaysim Nano SIM?
If you’re an existing customer, you can order a SIM by logging into My amaysim and selecting “Replace My SIM.” When you receive your SIM, you'll need to log back into My amaysim and select "Activate My SIM." If you’re a new customer, (welcome to the family), select Nano SIM when ordering online.

4. What is the best amaysim 4G plan for the new iPhone?
If you’re after a no worries deal to go with your awesome new phone, you should check out our full suite of UNLIMITED plans.

6. Do I need to switch to 4G again?
No - if you’re an existing customer already connected to 4G, you don’t need to make any changes. Just keep in mind that to take advantage of 4G you’ll need to be in a 4G coverage area.

7. Can I get the new iPhone on contract through amaysim?
No - at amaysim we don’t believe in contracts. If you want an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus of your very own without being locked in to a 24-month contract, buy the phone outright and put in an amaysim SIM.

8. How do I start using my new iPhone?
Once you’ve checked you’ve got the right SIM size, simply insert the SIM into your new handset and you’re good to go. Check out how to insert your SIM. To help save data, we highly recommend setting up your new phone when you're connected to WiFi.

9. How do I setup internet and tethering?
is set up automatically but cantake up to 10 minutes for your new iPhone to connect meaning all you’ve got to do is be patient. To set up tethering, simply text the word TETHER to 568 and we will enable tethering on your service within 4 hours. We’ll even send you a confirmation SMS once tethering has been enabled. See here for more info on tethering.

10. Will I use more data if I switch to the new iPhone?
amaysim’s plans run on the superfast Optus 4G Plus network, which means you’ll get the absolute most out of the improved speed and power of the new iPhone 6s’ processor. The Optus 4G Plus network only increases the speed at which data is downloaded, not the amount of data you would use to do the same task on the Optus 3G Network.

That said, features such as 4K video recording (aka ultra HD) use a lot of bandwidth to stream so that’s something to be mindful of. We recommend you keep an eye on your data use, especially if you’re currently using a 3G handset and are making the switch to 4G for the first time. Get a feel for how much data you normally use with the amaysim Data Calculator.

11. Where can I find more support information for the new iPhone?
Check out Apple's iPhone Support forum for some amazing guides on how to use your iPhone 6s. There’s heaps on handy info like how to transfer contacts and photos over to your new iPhone.

Enjoy your new handset!