Got a new iPhone - how to use my old iPhone sim card?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BrittQ, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. BrittQ macrumors regular

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    I sold my 4gb iPhone a week ago and just bought a used 8gb iPhone. I put the sim card I was using with my old iPhone in, but I get no service.

    Can I use my old iPhone sim card?

    What do I do?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. juanster macrumors 68020

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    you should be able to,,was the older one unlocked and you are trying to use a locked one with adifferent carrier maybe?
     
  3. BrittQ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Old one was a legit at&t iPhone plan. I used my iPhone sim card in a cheap pay as you go phone for the past week until I got this iPhone.

    Do I need to connect it to my computer to activate it? Or should it work with just putting in my sim card?
     
  4. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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  5. BrittQ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will this add another 2 years onto my contract?
     
  6. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    It should not.
    If you use the online acct. manager, it will show it extended for a couple of days, then it will revert back to the original.
     
  7. BrittQ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry what is the online account manager? AT&T account page?

    Im at the step in iTunes where it says: $20 a month and add the text message package you want. If I click continue will it extend my conctract 2 years, or just keep using my current contract?

    Thank you.
     
  8. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I would just unlock the phone using ziphone and pop the sim in. I wish I would have done that
     
  9. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Click continue.
    It will at first say that you have a new longer contract, but after a couple days, will revert back to your old one. Just has to go through the system.
     
  10. CrazEtooN macrumors regular

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    I had some cosmetic defect issues with my iPhone, so I exchanged it for a new one at my local Apple Store. They went in the back and brought me out a new phone on the spot, which I promptly inserted my SIM into and was able to make calls from instantly. As far as I recall....

    The only think I can remember doing to it through iTunes when I got home was re-syncing and restoring my info from backup.

    Strange.
     
  11. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    They put your old SIM in and activate quickly at one of the genius bar computers.
     

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