1. Nicospa32's Avatar
    I'm not eligible for an upgrade. However, my grandma is. (She doesn't own an iPhone), I DO NOT want to pay $450 for an iPhone 4S, so can't I just upgrade with her phone # ($200) and then switch SIM cars with mine to the 4S? Someone tell me if this is possible. Thanks.
    10-11-2011 08:08 PM
  2. Stupidkid's Avatar
    You sure can, but she will have to be there to authorize the upgrade. It would be just like buying a phone from someone else, all you gotta do is swap the sim cards
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    10-11-2011 08:09 PM
  3. Nicospa32's Avatar
    Ok. What about the SIM cards? She doesn't have an iPhone, so if they activate the phone for her number, she can't put the SIM in her old phone (the iP4 has a microsim) so how does this work?
    10-11-2011 08:11 PM
  4. zackawee27's Avatar
    I'm not eligible for an upgrade. However, my grandma is. (She doesn't own an iPhone), I DO NOT want to pay $450 for an iPhone 4S, so can't I just upgrade with her phone # ($200) and then switch SIM cars with mine to the 4S? Someone tell me if this is possible. Thanks.
    Yeah, you can have her order it and everything all you need to do is swap the SIM card and you're on your merry way
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    10-11-2011 08:11 PM
  5. Farmdreads's Avatar
    That's what I'm doing with my wife. Good thing she doesn't care about all the nifty new features.
    10-11-2011 08:14 PM
  6. Nicospa32's Avatar
    That's what I'm doing with my wife. Good thing she doesn't care about all the nifty new features.
    Does your wife have an iPhone also?

    My grandma doesn't have an iPhone, so I'm curious to see how the SIM switch will be a hassle. The iPhone uses a micro sim, so I'm not sure how this will work.
    10-11-2011 08:15 PM
  7. Stupidkid's Avatar
    Ok. What about the SIM cards? She doesn't have an iPhone, so if they activate the phone for her number, she can't put the SIM in her old phone (the iP4 has a microsim) so how does this work?
    They will give her one for free. She would be charged a $35(in Canada at least) activation fee. Then you take hers out. Put yours in. And get them to reactivate her old phone.

    Not sure if they will let her buy it with her plan and then give it to you right away, just ask your provider to be 100% sure.
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    10-11-2011 08:16 PM
  8. zackawee27's Avatar
    Does your wife have an iPhone also?

    My grandma doesn't have an iPhone, so I'm curious to see how the SIM switch will be a hassle. The iPhone uses a micro sim, so I'm not sure how this will work.
    Oh, yeah! If you don't have a micro sim in you're current phone you might have to purchase one from AT&T and then you can put it in and be on you're merry way. Haha
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    10-11-2011 08:19 PM
  9. Nicospa32's Avatar
    Has anyone actually gone through this process before? I just don't want this to be a hassle because my dad will get PISSED!
    10-11-2011 08:27 PM
  10. Nicospa32's Avatar
    Oh, yeah! If you don't have a micro sim in you're current phone you might have to purchase one from AT&T and then you can put it in and be on you're merry way. Haha
    No, for her I mean. She doesn't have a microsim, I currently have an iPhone 4, so I do.
    10-11-2011 08:30 PM
  11. gmz73's Avatar
    I did that when I went from the 3GS the 4. I bought two basic flip phones on eBay and put the sim cards in those and then called ATT to have the data plans removed. They charged me for a micro sim but it was worth the upgrade.


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    10-11-2011 08:34 PM
  12. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    She will just re-activate her old sim and put it in her old phone, you will put your current micro sim in the new phone and you should all be ready to go. It would be exactly the same as somebody who bought a phone and then sold it to someone else and then they activated it.
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    10-11-2011 08:36 PM
  13. javierE186's Avatar
    No if you do not have a micro sim just cut it or get a cutter for it, that's what I did with my T-mobile sim and now it's in my iPhone 4. Also if she can get an upgrade then she will (well you) can get the iPhone 4s all you have to do is pay the difference/ what a person would pay if they starting a new contract.
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    10-11-2011 08:37 PM
  14. zackawee27's Avatar
    No, for her I mean. She doesn't have a microsim, I currently have an iPhone 4, so I do.
    Oh, well than she could go buy one at AT&T and change her number to be on that SIM.
    10-11-2011 08:47 PM
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