How does swapping your tariff Over onto a new iPhone work?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hudzilla, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2007
    I'm just wondering how, if I was to change my iPhone due to breakage or if it was lost or stolen and I recieved a new one to swap your account onto the new phone, how does it work because when you first get a new phone you have to go through the registration pocess on iTunes and choose which price tariff you want, how does it know that you want to swap your existing account onto the new phone?
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    I believe you put the old sim into the new phone and connect to iTunes to re-activate... at least thats what i think you do.
  3. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2006
    São Paulo
    Yeh, i was wondering this also, dose anybody know?
  4. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    Having changed my iPhone FOUR times the process is very simple.

    You plug it into your PC and iTunes takes you to the activation page...

    Click continue (its the same page as when you signed up originally)

    Except this time it checks your SIM and its "knows" you already have an iPhone contract so it asks you for your iPhone number and your Apple ID and then you just tick the boxes for agreeing to the terms and conditions and your new phone will be activated.

    Dont worry - your not signing up for another contract it knows you already have one.

    I suppose it would be possible to activate lots of iPhones this way - although you could only use one at a time!

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