How do I switch my 3GS with my wifes iphone 4
She was ready for an upgrade so I ordered for her but will take it myself. The only thing is that my simcard won't fit the new phone. Can I just put her old sim card in the 3GS and cut down my simcard to fit the iPhone 4.
- 06-22-2010, 04:10 PM #2
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All you do is take your sim out from the 3gs and put it away in case you break your iphone 4. put your wifes sim in the 3gs and call at&t to make sure you have the correct data plan going. with the iphone 4 it does not matter who's upgrade you used. you just activate it in itunes with your phone line. simple as that.
- 06-22-2010, 09:27 PM #11
Here is the info you need:
Thank you for your recent purchase of iPhone 4!
As we prepare to ship devices, we want to make sure that we set your service up the way you want it. Your iPhone 4 has a micro-SIM card that is inside the device. This micro-SIM will be activated to the upgrade eligible phone number that you used to place your order. If that is the same phone number you plan to use with your iPhone 4, you are all set. Just follow the step-by-step activation instructions that arrive with your shipment.
However, if the number you used to order your device is NOT the number you intend to use with your iPhone 4, follow these simple steps when your device arrives and an ATT representative will help you activate.
1. As soon as you receive your new iPhone 4, charge your device fully.
2. Contact AT&T at 1-800-331-0500 or 611 from a different wireless device. At the prompt, enter the wireless number that received the upgrade to iPhone 4.
3. At the next prompt, choose option #2 to activate your phone on a different mobile number, and an AT&T representative will help you from there.
4. After speaking with the AT&T representative, you will be instructed to launch iTunes (Apple - iTunes) and connect your device.
Please call 1-800-331-0500 or 611 from a wireless phone if you have further questions. We're here to help ensure you have a great experience with your new device.
- 06-23-2010, 09:20 AM #12
I don't think its gonna be so simple.
I called ATT customer service to verify the procedure and the first lady said that I can't use the new sim card. She said they cant transfer a number from an old sim card to a new one. She said I would need a new micro-sim card.
The next lady I called said I could activate the new micro-sim to my number, but it would deactivate my wife's old sim, so she would need a new sim card.
A new sim card is $25, so I am definitely not interested in buying a new one. Anyone have any advice?
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ok here we go...
1. Activate new iPhone 4 in iTunes under the numbers that you placed the order
2. Call AT&T customer service and change the phones with the correct numbers (have IMEI and SIM/ICCID #s ready)
3. Wait while AT&T fumbles about doing the swap
It's easy on our end just frustrating waiting for them to make everything work properly.
Well I got it done and it didn't cost me anything, but it took a long time. I got to the att store and they had no idea what to make of it. It was the first one they've seen. They didn't have itunes 9.2 so they couldn't activate it, but they were able to switch the phone numbers, so I could just take it home and activate it myself. First they copied my 3gs number to the iphone 4, then they copied my wife's blackberry number (with no data plan) to the 3gs. It was a good thing I brought the blackberry with me because they said for iphones and blackberries, they have to have the actual device with them in order to transfer the numbers.
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