Different computer sync SIM question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Santaduck, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Santaduck macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    I've got a question...
    I'm thinking of activating an iPhone with AT&T normally, then immediately cancelling service normally in a day or two. The iPod/PDA/YouTube/Wifi should still work.

    Now, what if I sell the unit along with the SIM?

    When the new user attempts to sync with a new computer, is the device AND SIM erased, as an iPod on a differnet computer would be? Or is my name and iTunes account, and credit card info now vulnerable to the new user? (I don't care about the phone number).

    Of course the other option is to sell the unit without the SIM.
  2. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    I'd sell it without a sim.
    They can pickup a free simcard at any ATT store and activate it.
    Im not sure what kind of info would be on there but better safe.
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    FYI, YouTube may not work at all. Not sure why, but some have reported that is does not without a valid sim card. Yes odd, I am not sure why it would not work.

    Why not just pick up an iPhone and find someone with one. Then insert their sim card, activate the phone features, take the sim back out and away ya go. I think that would work and you would avoid the termination fee.

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