Question about replacing a phone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Traxan, May 20, 2012.

  1. Traxan macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    I wasn't sure if this question belonged in general or here, so I played it safe and came here.

    The story is this: I upgraded to a 4S 16GB in January and now regret it. I'd rather have a 32GB unit. Obviously I can't return it or re-up with AT&T. I see them for sale on Craigslist all the time and have toyed with just getting one and swapping my old one out, then selling it.

    The question is, what do I have to do? Just switch SIM cards? AT&T has tied the 16GB model to my account. So I'm curious as to the process, if it's legal. I'm not interested in a jailbroken phone.
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Perfectly legal. Yep, just switch sim from your old 4S to the new one. Just make sure when you do this it's an AT&T 4S.
  3. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    Yup exactly. After switching the sim to the new phone call AT&T and tell them you switched iPhones. They'll ask for the imei number and maybe something else. It's all done remotely via telephone. That's how I did it. Or you could go into the AT&T store if you prefer. It's very simple!
  4. Traxan thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
  5. Traxan thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    The deed is done and I've got myself a 32GB phone. :) Thanks again.

    (16GB is up for sale on CL)
  6. navigates macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Can you point me to the sale on CL? Do you have pictures
  7. Traxan thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Sorry it's gone.

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