Trade-in and upgrade swap, can it be done?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LouE37, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Tried searching for my specific situation and couldnt find what i was looking for. Here is the skinny...

    My wife and I are on a family plan. I have the 4s and she has the 4. I'd like to use her upgrade which is coming up in a few weeks and then give her my 4s. More specifically, i'd like to trade in her 4 at a local retailer and then use that $ toward the 5. From there, i want to have my # setup on the 5 and give my wife my 4s (she could care less about having the latest and greatest). My thought is that i can literally swap SIMS between my 4s and her 4 so it then becomes setup with the wifes #. However if i get the 5 would i need to then go to ATT or call them up to have my # setup on that new nano sim? Will a store like Best Buy be able to hand me/wife and un programmed phone so that i can have ATT set it up with my info or can they do that?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Yes use her upgrade to get the iphone 5. When it comes activate it then get a nano sim for yourself to use in the 5 and a micro sim so she can use the 4S.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    You can use her upgrade and have best buy program your old phone with her info. I have had target and best buy do the same thing. Then just restore everything over. We have 5 lines so we are always doing rotating upgrades. In a lot cases we did not even bother with swapping sim cards, but that is up to you.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Thx everyone for the quick response. Looks like well be ok to do this then.

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