Anyone upgraded to 16GB iPhone while keeping the old iPhone on AT&T contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by blueskybyway, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. blueskybyway macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2006
    I want to upgrade to the 2nd generation iPhone when it comes out. Seems it could be soon given the rumors.

    I will give the old one to a family member and they will receive a new number from AT&T while I switch my current number to the new model.

    My question is, if anyone has been through this process yet, upgrading to a 16GB phone, how did it work? I'm assuming you plugged in your 16GB phone, activated it, which made your old phone dormant. How then, did you get a new number in the old phone? Did you restore it to its original state, then go through the activation process?

  2. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    go to an AT&T and ask them to buy a SIM for your iPhone. Then activate the old iPhone again with new AT&T Sim.
  3. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2005
    Circumventing the multi-verse...
    When you get the new phone you should KEEP the sim from your old phone and put the new sim in the old phone. The reason i say this is because you shouldn't have to reactivate your phone just because your upgraded. This way you keep your phone number and don't extend your contact.

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