iPhone Sim card to backup phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Schmoe0013, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

    Schmoe0013

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    I know there are several threads out there, but I could not find them at first glance.

    I just picked up a iPhone today, with a new AT&T account, so I got the Samsung Sync as a "backup"

    I asked the AT&T store people if I could switch out the iPhone sim card, to a different phone, and use it. They said that it might work, but when you put it back in the iPhone, you would have to re-activated it because the sim card gets "screwy" (yes, they said that). Which would result in the 2 year contract getting re-renewed from the day you popped it back in.

    So, can anyone confirm/deny/offer advice? It would be "nice" to use this backup phone for situations where I just don't feel like taking my shinny new iPhone :D

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. appleii2mac macrumors regular

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    There is no problem in moving the iPhone SIM into another AT&T or unlocked phone and then back again. It works just fine. The problem crops up if you take another SIM and put it into your iPhone.
     
  3. Schmoe0013 thread starter macrumors regular

    Schmoe0013

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