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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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Activate iPhone 4 - deactivates old iPhone?

When you activate the new iPhone 4 does it instantly deactivate your old iPhone?

Is the old phone usable afterwards, as in so I can wipe it and restore before i put it up on eBay?
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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Your old iPhone is still usable. You paid for it, and it is your phone to do what you'd like with it.
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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You won't be able to make calls with it, but it will operate in a WiFi hotspot as an iPod Touch.

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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:31 PM   #4
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Your old iPhone is still usable. You paid for it, and it is your phone to do what you'd like with it.*
*as long as it's with AT&T

you can do anything you want with it, use it on another line or use it as an ipod touch - and sell it as such if you like.
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:32 PM   #5
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The SIM Card in your old phone will be deactivated. You can "unlock" your old phone and use it with any activated SIM card. I plan on taking mine with me to Thailand in July, get it unlocked, and use it with a local Thai SIM card.
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:36 PM   #6
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The SIM Card in your old phone will be deactivated. You can "unlock" your old phone and use it with any activated SIM card. I plan on taking mine with me to Thailand in July, get it unlocked, and use it with a local Thai SIM card.
Is there any way to reactivate that SIM card from the old phone for use on a different line? Or do you have to get a brand new SIM card if you want to use the old iPhone on a different line?
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:41 PM   #7
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Going to be giving my 3G to my girlfriend so she can use it for showing her film off (kinda like a portfolio). What exactly do I need to do to make sure it is still usable (without jailbreaking it) for wifi.

Does activating my new phone automatically do this? Will I still be able to connect the old phone to my computer for adding files without any problems?
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:42 PM   #8
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Is there any way to reactivate that SIM card from the old phone for use on a different line? Or do you have to get a brand new SIM card if you want to use the old iPhone on a different line?
New. A dead SIM is dead forever.
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 10:13 PM   #9
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New. A dead SIM is dead forever.
This seems funny on a few levels. It is weird that I instantly thought of a Sim from the game The Sims as being dead forever...which is true also!
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 06:00 PM   #10
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New. A dead SIM is dead forever.
How would I go from iPhone 4 SIM back to iPhone 3G SIM? Do I have to call ATT? Can I go to one of their stores?
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