Replacement Phones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jkim3691, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering for those who got replacement phones for defects if you just switched out your nano sim from your original phone. Don't you have to change the IMEI #?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What?
    The IMEI cannot be changed, its the serial number that is unique to each phone.
    Change it where on your carriers end?
    If they're both the same model phone then there is no point but you can call them and give them the new IMEI number so they can updated on their records too.
     
  3. jkim3691 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Theres an IMEI # on the back of each phone. Not sure if it's the same for every phone or not.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, its not.
    Every phone has its own unique IMEI that cannot be changed.
    What is your question again?
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    About time they put it on the phone itself. On the 4/4s it was on the sim tray, which is an easily swappable item. I've heard of several cases where the IMEI and serial on the sim tray don't match the phone after service.
     
  6. jkim3691 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What the process is in getting a replacement phone. Is it as simple as putting in your nano sim in the new phone and syncing? Does it matter that the IMEI # is now different, etc.
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    I didn't realize that until you pointed it out, thanks.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, it doesnt really matter.
    All you do is stick your sim in and you're good.
     
  9. brand macrumors 601

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    The ICCID is what matters not the IMEI.
     
  10. jkim3691 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, thanks! I don't know if I want to get one though with all the possible problems. A matter of weighing the lesser of two evils. (I have a loose corner on the front of my phone which isn't a huge deal to me but I'd rather it not be there).
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can inspect the replacement iphone well before you leave home with it.
    Most of them dont have any issues and you cant tell a difference between an Apple replacement and a brand new iphone out the box.
    Chances are the ones they have now they're not even refurbs but brand new ones.
    The phone has been out for days now and faulty ones havent been through the refurb cycle yet to repair and put out again for Applecare warranty swaps.
     

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