Mom is giving me her iphone....

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kovy17, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. kovy17 macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2007
    My mom got an Iphone 3G about 2 months ago and she has not been using any of the features that make the iphone so special. So she is giving to me. If i want to have my cell phone number transfered over to the iphone is it as simple as just telling att or is it not possible for my mom and i to swap phones and retain our numbers
  2. cWeems macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2008
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    Yea just throw ur sim card in it and call at&t, just need to give them the IMEI (dial *#06#) and they can put the data plan on ur line.

    Enjoy it!
  3. kovy17 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2007
    thanks for the reply. So if i do what you said will they not charge my mom for data anymore?
  4. c43amg macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Just make sure your mom tells att to remove the data from her new phone if she will not be using the data. Call att and tell them what you want to do, its simple. Honestly I dont get why people make threads for questions like this when they can just call att.
  5. kovy17 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2007

    Why do people make threads like this?

    Why dont they just call Apple?
  6. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I dont think its as simple as you make it seem, when you buy an iphone 3G you agree to a 2 year contract which includes keeping the iphone data plan on for 2 years, this is how AT&T can subsidize the price you pay for the iphone. I dont know if its going to be that easy for your mom to remove the data plan off her number.
  8. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It will be very simple.

    OP, the only thing you need to realize is that by activating the phone on you line you might be resetting your contract (its line by line, so even if you are a family plan, it could reset for your line). Also, AT&T will put the data plan on your line.

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