getting iphone 4, giving 3g to dad, upgrade question help

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by giddyuptex, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. giddyuptex macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2006
    hello all,

    already read through lots of posts and the upgrade guide with no answer to my question.

    i am eligible for upgrade on my account, so i am getting the iphone 4. i currently have the iphone 3g. i was planning on giving the 3g to my dad, who is on a SEPARATE at&t account. he currently has the original iphone.

    thus, to get my phone going, all i have to do is plug it in and the upgrade happens.

    QUESTION: how do i go about "transferring" my old 3g phone to my dad's account? will he have to sign a new contract? new sim card? can he choose a new data plan or does everything with his account remain the same (as far as data plan goes)?

    we will be selling the original iphone (1g) but i'm pretty sure that the sim card for the iphone 1g is different than the sim card for the 3g?

    thanks in advance for your responses.
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    DO to AT&T and sign up for a new data plan on his account. It shouldn't extend his contract. The sim will be free.
  3. slsl0 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    As far as I know just take his sim card out and put it in the 3g, I may be wrong though.
  4. orson3g macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    If memory serves, the original iPhone did not use a 3G SIM card, and thus won't work with the iPhone 3G/3GS. I believe he'll need a new SIM card.

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