Can I put my iPhone SIm into my HTC HD?

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  1. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

    ryanwarsaw

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    I think the answer to this should be yes but I never tried it. I just want to use my iPhone SIM on my HTC touch HD that came today to test if it will make calls, tether, etc. Is there any reason I can't do this? I am on O2 UK if that matters.
     
  2. markgamber macrumors 6502

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    FWIW I used to swap my sim between the iPhone and a HTC built Tilt all the time. It worked just fine in either phone.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Shouldn't be a problem; I switch back and forth between a Motorola Razr V3 about once a month just to see if I can...
     
  4. ryanwarsaw thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay cool, that's what I figured. Just don't want O2 to give me grief or something. I am still paying them their blood money so they really shouldn't care.

    Thanks
     
  5. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    As long as the phones are on the same network(if they're both locked), then i think it should be no problem.
    Is it even possible to lock a sim into a particular phone model, so it couldn't be used in another phone, even if that phone was locked into the same network(or unlocked)?
     
  6. Baron58 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. In the US, you can only use a SIM in an iPhone that was activated in an iPhone on an iPhone plan. You can put that SIM in other (unlocked or AT&T) phones, but you cannot put another (AT&T) SIM into an iPhone and have it work.

    (disregarding unlock/jailbreak situations)
     
  7. bki122689 macrumors 6502

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    yeah that would work, but putting another sim into unhacked iphone wont work .
     
  8. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I disagree, Had my Motorolla razr for...2 years occasionaly switching with an N91.. My cousin gave me the iPhone this past August. I just put the SIM in and activated, and it worked fine.
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Question; was that the 3G iPhone?
     
  10. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    If its a 3G SIM card you can. I have a 3G SIM card ever since I got my first phone( the razr), and I can switch it with my brothers 3G iPhone anytime.
     
  11. ryanwarsaw thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Anyway it worked. I also discovered the entire area I live in has great 3G coverage. I never got 3G ever anywhere in this town so mistakenly assumed the town wasn't covered. In the HTC I got great signal and speed everywhere I go around here LOL. It also gave me a chance to find out that my new MBP says I have no bluetooth when I click under info.

    Funny the things you notice when you get a phone that doesn't have crippled bluetooth. Had I not bought a new phone to use for tethering I may have never discovered that my area is wall to wall 3G coverage or that my bluetooth on my MBP was faulty

    That means that one unhappy man, 2 iPhones and a MBP are going to go see the people at the Apple store for replacements.
     
  12. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Good luck Ryan...:cool:
     
  13. ryanwarsaw thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well thank you if you are being sincere. if not well...meh.
     

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