Sometimes the most simple things are those that work the best. That’s exactly what Sherif Hashim illustrates with his little workaround to activate an iPhone without the original SIM card.

Simply using a $3 PhoneBook card, a SIM card usually used to transfer your contacts from one phone to another, Sherif was able to activate 2 iPhones.

Check out the video below to see how it works. Warning: sound is terrible!