Microsim if upgrading from 3gs to 4g?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gillybean, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I currently have an iPhone 3gs (which isn't upgrade eligible), and I'm on a family plan with my wife (who doesn't have an iPhone).

    I'm thinking of having my wife buy an iPhone 4 (because she'd qualify since she's not under contract at the moment), and then switching phones with her (so I get the iPhone 4 while she uses the iPhone 3gs). But since 3gs uses a normal sim and the iPhone 4 uses a microsim, I'd have to find some way to turn my sim into a microsim and turn her microsim into a normal sim.

    1. Will AT&T do this kind of sim swapping for me if I visit one of their stores? Or is it more complicated than that?

    2. Also, if there are 2 iPhones on a family plan, will the cost be the same as what I'm paying now, except an extra $15/month for the minimal data plan on the second iPhone?

    Thanks for any help. :)
  2. irich25 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    you can try cutting your sim card into a microsim
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Either cut your SIM down or ask AT&T to swap them. How about since your wife is eligible you let her have the fancy pants new phone? you can probably survive another year with "old" technology.
  4. TurdFerguson macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    An AT&T rep will help you with this whole process. No need to cut sims or anything like that, just go to an AT&T store.
  5. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    just take it to an AT&T store and they'll switch it for you. I inquired about a similar plan and the manager at my att store said it wasn't a problem.

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