New iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tapper101, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am an att gophone customer who bought an iphone 4s from a friend. I use to use an iphone 3g but it broke so i am back to a generic phone. The friend gave me the microsim that came with the iphone, my question is how do I activate the microsim with my phone plan and info. Im not worried about contacts or anything just the activation. If i go to the att store to have them transfer it will they make me sign up for a contract?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    bohbot16

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    You could go to an AT&T store to get your SIM swapped for a MicroSIM. I don't think you can reactivate an old SIM that's been deactivated.

    Another option is to buy a MicroSIM cutter and cut your existing SIM.
     
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    macingman

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    You need to get your current working sim transferred to a micro sim. Deactivated sims normally can't be rescued.

    I just cut down my sims with a pair of scissors, not that difficult.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Google mini sim to micro sim template and just cut out your old sim. Did this with my grandparents GoPhone when I gave them my 4S.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

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    But you can't use a deactivated sim, he needs a brand new sim.
     
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    macingman

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    He can use his current sim and just cut it down.
     
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    bohbot16

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    He has 1 deactivated MicroSIM and 1 active GoPhone full sized (Mini) SIM.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for the confusion. To clarify, I meant that the OP should cut his activated AT&T GoPhone SIM and replace the old SIM with it.
     

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