iPhone 4 - MicroSim

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shankly, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Shankly macrumors newbie

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    I think this MicroSim is going to put me in a difficult situation... my mum is letting me have her upgrade on her contract as she doesn't want a new phone. So she will upgrade to the iPhone 4 and give it to me and keep her old phone.

    However, now that these MicroSims are being used, does that mean the MicroSim that comes with the iPhone 4 will have her contract on it and not her old/current one?

    How do I get around this? Thank you :)
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Speak to your current provider. Most will send a MicroSim card to you.
     
  3. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    I'm doing the same, after the phone arrives acivate the phone with your mom's info, go to ATT and ask for a regular sim card for your mom and let them know she decided to keep her old phone and wants to give you the 4 as a gift. Also ask for a micro sim for your new phone or cut it to fit the iphone 4
     
  4. Shankly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    So if you cut a normal sim card then it works in the iPhone 4? I was planning to buy one of those sim-only contracts so if I do that and then cut it into the size of a MicroSim, it will work?
    :)
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    Some people have reported success, but I would not try it myself. Much easier to speak to the carrier themselves.
     
  6. Shankly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is what I'm doing allowed? (mum upgrading and giving me the phone)

    If I ring up and explain the situation, will they say anything against it?
     
  7. stridemat Moderator

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    As long as someone is paying the bill Im sure they wont mind!
     
  8. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    as long as your mom is willing to sign the 2 year contract and py the monthly fees, ATT can't decide who keeps the phone.
     

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