AT&T are idiots!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bushman1, May 10, 2008.

  1. bushman1 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2007
    The other night I want to get help with my phone at the apple store. They told me to got to the at&t store to get a new sim. The first store I went to tried to charge my $20 to get a new sim. I went to another and I was of course free. However the idiots at the at&t store gave me a 3G sim. Do they not know that the iphone doesn't have 3G now I have to drive 30 minutes to get a new sim card. Anyone have the same problem????
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    There isn't a special SIM for 3G phones.

    AT&T's had that "3G" logo (and picture of the fireball) on all of their SIMS I've seen for some time now, regardless of if the phone can do 3G or not.
  3. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    ATT only gives out 3G capable SIMs. They're backward compatible.

    Partly because it's just plain cheaper to only have one type made.

    Partly, so their customers can buy and use 3G phones without getting a different SIM.
  4. cjmal macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2007
  5. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2007
    San Dimas, CA
  6. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    Not to mention the SIM cards in the iphone are "3G" ... at least mine is.

    Should make upgrading a breeze ;-)
  7. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    Yeah, come 3G iPhone you can probable just take the old one out and put it in the new iPhone, the software should be the same, no reason for it to not work...
  8. punitnaker macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    Now I may be an idiot, but there is one thing I am not, sir, and that, sir, is an idiot.
  9. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    You idiot! You gave back the only known copy of the super-secret transform-your-iphone-into-a-3G-model SIM. Those aren't supposed to be released for another month and you REFUSED IT?!

  10. ViPa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2007
    lmaoo..all new at&t sims are 3G regardless of if the phone is 3G or far as you getting charged for a sim..thats should be free
  11. buckdutter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2008
    And the $20 thing for the SIM cards...Indirect Stores (non corporate owned and operated) charge for SIM cards, while if you go to an AT&T corporate store, they will give it to you for free. Some are hard to tell apart, but corporate owned stores will have an "owned and operated by AT&T" sticker at their door or somewhere visible, and will come up on Google maps as AT&T, whereas indirects will have "AT&T Authorized Reseller" or something to that extent somewhere visible (or at least they are supposed to), and will come up with the Authorized Reseller on Google maps usually, or something to that extent.
  12. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    My SIM is 3G compatible, but the flash memory in my iPhone isn't. Therefore when I just need to do a simple firmware update to enable 3G, I won't be able to because of STUPID APPLE putting in the wrong kind of flash!

    Worse than that! I bought some milk at the store, but it wasn't certified to use with chocolate syrup. THEY SHOULD PUT THAT ON THE LABEL!!!!

  14. Loyalty4Life macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2006
  15. Jhill27 macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2008
    i work for at&t and i know that for the last nearly 1 year they havent even produced any non 3G SIM chips
  16. rablat macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2007
    Classified NSA intel
    All I can say is, Pot meet kettle.
  17. fr33 loader macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2007
  18. pazreal macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I also had the 3G emblazoned SIM and it works fine... people can be a bit harsh on here no?
  19. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    Well, if he would have looked at the SIM already IN the phone he would have realized how stupid this whole rant was.

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