Activate iPhone 4 - deactivates old iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vkramer, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    markyr17

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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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.

    - Steve
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    *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.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  7. macrumors regular

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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?
     
  8. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

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    New. A dead SIM is dead forever.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    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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