HeyExactly; a backup of the old and a restore of the backup on the new should bring everything over. There's a free utility to back your SMS up to a PDF though that works great if you're concerned about it:
The problem is I don't then know how to put the back up of the old phone onto the new one.A backup by iTunes of your 1st gen iPhone, will backup literally everything, warts 'n all. Just like making an image of a HDD partition.
This happened when a buddy of mine upgraded his. The phone out of the box has the old iPhone software on it and needs to be upgraded first. Just go with it... get the updated software on the phone. Then, ctrl-click on your iPhone's name in the left pane in iTunes and select "Restore from Backup..."During the registration process it asked if I wanted to restore from the previously backed up phone or register as a new phone. I selected the restore option but I was told the 3G software was not up to date and to register it as a new phone and then restore after.
My question is now, how do I restore from the previous backup cause I cant see how to do it anywhere.