Depending on the AT&T rep, they may just hand you a new sim card if you explain what you are wanting to do. This way, once you phone arrives, you can just go online or call to activate the new sim and you are good to go.Thanks! Ok, so it's not as simple since they are different SIM cards. A visit to att store is required then.
Yes, since you brought that up.....risks as I understand them:Simple as long as the phone is not on a contract
AFAIK, so long as a phone was on an account once, it can always be reported stolen irregardless of it being on contract. I could buys phone outright, activate on my account, sell it to you, then report stolen (just to be a jerk).Someone could report phone as stolen
Someone on the "next" plan could sell a phone then default on payments
Another question guys, if the new phone comes factory sealed presumably that has a SIM card already installed(correct?) can I just then call AT&T to transfer wifes number over and activate?