Activating another iPhone with an iPhone SIM

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by chadamorrill, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. chadamorrill macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Alright, I've done a bit of searching, and haven't seen anything super related to what I'm about to ask, so here goes.

    There's a lady in my office with an iPhone. I would LOVE to buy one too, and would except for I'm on TMobile until at least Jan 09. I've thought about the iPod touch, but unless they open up the calendar app, I'm not going to get one (i know, that sounds stupid, but.... oh well). So here's my thoughts:

    1. Buy iPhone
    2. Slip "lady from work"'s SIM into iPhone
    3. Activate
    4. Give "lady from work"'s SIM card back - she should be able to resume working normally
    5. Slip my TMobile SIM into iPhone
    6. Proceed with SIM unlock application du jour
    7. Use iPhone with TMobile SIM and ONLY WiFi (NOT going to buy a data plan)

    Does this sound logical, or am I drinking far too much kool-aid for a Thursday?
  2. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    Im not expert on this so take it with a grain of salt. I dont see why you would even need to use her sim card to activate. Assuming you are on a mac, use iNdependence to activate, then proceed with the sim unlock.
  3. matticus008 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    iNdependence will still require an AT&T SIM if you want to use any cell phone services (calls, SMS, voicemail). It does not allow an iPhone to work on a competitor's network--that ability just appeared last week and hasn't been worked into a GUI app yet.
  4. chadamorrill thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    So can it be any AT&T SIM, or does it have to be an iPhone/3G SIM?

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