Can I switch my iPhone account to another iPhone temporarily?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MykullMyerz, May 3, 2011.

  1. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

    MykullMyerz

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    Well, unfortunately my iphone 4 died on me last night and became stuck in recovery mode and I've tried every fix I could find via Google, Apple Support, and this forum, to no avail. So, I have no choice but to take it to a genius bar at the local Apple Store. However, I have a first gen iPhone that still works fine and I was wondering if there's any way I can switch my iPhone 4 account to that phone until I'm able to get my iPhone 4 repaired. Or am I just SOL and will have to wait it out?

    Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Go to your carrier and get a regular sized SIM for your iPhone. You should be able to do that fairly easily.

    The micro-sim from the IP4 won't work unless you buy an adapter.
     
  3. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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    A temp adapter is easy to fashion out of a piece of card or plastic. ;)
     
  4. MykullMyerz thread starter macrumors 6502

    MykullMyerz

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    What if I have the original SIM that came with the first gen iPhone still installed in the phone. Can I just re-activate that or do I still have to buy a new SIM?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Try it and it works great and if doesn't then you'll need a new one.
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    To the average casual user, this is NOT that easy.:p
     
  7. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    No, once the sim has been deactivated, it is useless
     
  8. MykullMyerz thread starter macrumors 6502

    MykullMyerz

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    Oh wow, that sucks.

    Well, thanks guys for all your input. I guess I'll be paying a visit to my local AT&T.
     

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