how do I activate my oprevious iPhone?

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    I currently have my iPhone 4 activated and using it, hwoever, I want to use my iPhone 3gs. I still have the sim card for it. How do i activate it? I was told that I can do it via the AT&T site but when I tried, it said that my iPhone was already activated. Then I heard you can do it through iTunes so I connected my old phone to iTunes and can't see how to activate it.
     
  2. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    You can only have one sim activated at a time. So, you will need a micro sim adapter to use your iPhone 4 sim card in the 3gs or any other phone
     
  3. iMAVERICKam macrumors member

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    To actually activate it as a second line on your account you need to dial 611. They will most likely send you a new SIM for the 3GS, so it would probably be faster to just visit an AT&T store.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure what you're trying to do.
    You want to activate your 3GS now with the same number as the microsim on your iphone 4 or you just want to activate the old 3GS to be used as an ipod touch or whatever?
     
  5. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I want to use my old one as a working phone. I'm assuming that the card in the iPhone 4 will be deactivated while the card in the older one will be activated.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You want to use your old one with the phone number/account from the iphone 4? You can buy a microsim adapter and then just stick your sim from your iphone 4 to the 3GS and switch back and forth any time.
    http://microsim-shop.com/
     
  7. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! That was a cool suggestion! Cheap too.
     

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