3GS/4G sim card question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JackMcCabe, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. JackMcCabe macrumors newbie

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    So heres my situation my friend is selling me a 4G that has a slight crack on the back for 100$. I currently have a 3GS, now my question is if I buy the 4G could I use my 3GS sim card in it? If not how do you suggest I keep my phone number and data?

    Thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can either cut your sim down to a microsim size or go to AT&T and have them replace your regural sim with a Microsim that you can use with an iPhone 4.
    They'll take care of it.
     
  4. JackMcCabe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys,
    Is it dangerous to cut the sim card or is it low risk? How much would the AT&T option cost?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    It depends how good you are with scissors or a Exacto knife. All you're cutting through is just plastic. AT&T should do it for free, but I know of some people getting charged for it.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you get a cool rep at AT&T they shouldnt charge you.
    Just tell them you want to use this used iphone and your sim wont fit and they should take care of it for you.
    Wost things worst they will charge you $10-15 for a new sim.
     
  7. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    there isn't a iphone 4G :D. but I know what you are talking about. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes there is. It was released in June of 2010. Its the 4th generation, 4G, iPhone.
     
  9. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Wrong, That was an Iphone 4. The speed is 3G and not 4G.
     
  10. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

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    What generation was the iPhone 3G?

    "G" officially refers to network connectivity, not generation.
     
  11. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Now we are talking! :D
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    Not wrong. The #G can also designate which generation iPhone. Just like it designates which generation iPod.

    The iPhone 3G is the 2nd generation iPhone.
     
  13. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

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    And that would mean that the iPhone 3G is the third-generation, which it is not. So it is wrong.
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

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    Its only wrong because Apple's marketing changed that. But its different with the iPhone that was released in 2010. Both the 4G and 4 lined up. So with that one iPhone, both terms are acceptable.
     

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