Selling an AT&T 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by krawfo, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. krawfo macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    I'm getting ready to sell my 4s and after reading threads on this forum it was suggested to remove the sim card before selling. I did so and also did an "Erase all content and Settings" Reset. When booting up I get a "Please insert a SIM card".
    Is something wrong or should I have left the SIM in?

  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
  3. krawfo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    I keep getting "Please intert a sim card - Try again". Looks like I can't activate this phone without a sim card.
  4. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2013
    At iOS planet
    Well, if you are selling an AT&T iPhone 4S, you would want the other end to have a SIM card for AT&T, so they can activate the iPhone. Just include the tray with the phone when you sell.
  5. krawfo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    Agreed. I'm just looking at it from a buyers stand point. No way to verify that the phone works or check the IMEI in the state that it's in. Could I just set it up with my old sim card and then take it out at the time of sale?
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, you can activate it and then take your old sim out.

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