I have a new iphone, please tell me

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hood803, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. hood803 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2008
    Hello everyone, I am new here and I know nothing about the Iphone. anyway, I just purchased one from a friend of mine. Here's the problem, when I insert my SIM card I previously had in my AT&T RAZR phone the only thing that displays is emergency calls only. However, with his SIM card in it will display everything including his pictures, videos and etc. so please help me out as soon as possible. It's a 3g with 8 GB if that makes a difference.
  2. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    my friend told me that not all SIM cards save all your personal information (contacts, pictures, etc) and only some do. however don't quote me on that because i have Verizon so i don't know if this is true or not because Verizon doesn't use SIM cards.
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    OMG!! STOP MOVING IT IN ALL OF THE iPHONE FORUMS!! I tried posting like 10 times in this thread..it says it didn't work!!

    you have to activate it first! and get a data-plan.
  4. hood803 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2008
    Are you saying that I have to activate my SIM card or the actual phone?
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    The phone. Go to At&t, they'll get you fixed up.
  6. phen macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
    i have the same issue: bought a used iphone and i wanna use my blackjack ATT SIM card. will i also have to go to ATT store and activate it? will it cost anything and will they make me upgrade my plan to the iphone plan? i currently have a data plan i think
  7. usm2561 macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2008
    If you currently have ATT service there are two ways to activate the iphone.
    • Restore Iphone in itunes
    • Place an active iphone sim card into phone or jailbreak the phone
    Then you should be able to use your Att sim in the phone without having to sign a new contract. If you dont have an unlimited data plan you should first disable data before using phone or you will rack up alot of data charges just by accidentally opening an app that uses data.

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