iPhone SIM card swap to Blackjack

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  1. gpb14 macrumors newbie

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    I am excited about getting the new iPhone on Friday but will miss the tethering ability of my current phone (Samsung Blackjack). So here's a unique question for you all...

    Is it possible to (i.e. has anyone) transfer an iPhone SIM card to another phone and been able to access data on the other phone? In short, I'm curious if I could occasionally put the SIM from my iPhone into my Blackjack and tether my laptop as normal.

    I'm guessing this isn't possible for several reasons (e.g. pain in the a$$, different data plans) but figured it's worth asking.
     
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  3. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    The 3G iPhone has the same data plan right?
     
  4. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it is ....but there are some rumors now that everytime you remove your sim card and then place it back into the iPhone it will require you to go to the provider and have them "tether unlock" at the store agian.http://www.iphoneincanada.ca
     
  5. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats just retarded. What if i drop my iphone and the sim card pops out. Are you telling me I cant use my phone until I go to the damn ATT to "unbrick it" I am just about to not get a damn iphone. ATT service isnt' great. This might be the last straw.
     
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  7. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    That most likely applies to the iPhones in Canada. Rogers Telecom is legendary for screwing customers. They will probably charge the customer to unbrick the phone too.:mad: At least with AT&T you will be able to swap your SIM in and out, I hope! We will all know on Friday!
     
  8. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    It would sure put a "damper" on unlocked iPhones. It is a Canadian rumor but it would make sense for Apple to have it the same everywhere. I plan to pick up a iPhone on Friday (hopefully...if apple has not said "the hell with Rogers") but I want to still be able to swap my sim between the 3G and my unlocked iPhones. I hope that this is a "false" rumor!!:(
     
  9. CrackerjacksM88 macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried this yet? I too would like to use my old blackjack to tether.
     
  10. zephead macrumors 68000

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    I'm Bluetooth tethering my Samsung A737 right now, and I also plan to swap the iPhone SIM to the A737 whenever I need to tether. I hope it works like I expect it to!
     
  11. CrackerjacksM88 macrumors member

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    So has anyone tried swapping their sim card to a previous phone and back to the iPhone yet?
     
  12. ccaragol macrumors newbie

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    bump

    I would like to know this as well. I have a Blackjack and occasionally need to tether (once a month or so). It's necessary enough to keep me from picking up an iPhone so I'm itching to find out if this is possible.
     
  13. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    in UK

    everytime i take out my o2 sim card and put in any other o2 sim card - i have to connect to iTunes before it will work

    the 'carrier' option in the settings menu disappears

    there must be something in the software that locks the network everytime the sim tray is ejected and unlocks it again when connected to iTunes

    only good thing i can think off is that if someone were to nick my iPhone, they wouldn't be able to use it till they got a computer with iTunes - hopefully enough time for me to request an imei block!
     
  14. Phil A. Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 16GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

    one thing people who are tethering may want to bear in mind is that it's against AT&T's terms of service. If they catch you (and they can) you could end up with a very, very big bill. There have been reports of people getting charged thousands of dollars in data charges for unauthorised tethering....
     
  15. CrackerjacksM88 macrumors member

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    Is this with a previous iphone or iphone 3g?
     
  16. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    iphone 3g
     

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