Selling iPhone - SIM question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tikitommy, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. tikitommy macrumors regular

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    Planning on selling my 4, using my 3G, till the 5/4S comes out...

    After I deactivate my current phone (4), and reactivate my 3G, do I need to discard the SIM from the i4 or is it irrelevant as the i4 SIM will no longer be associated with my account?

    I will be erasing all content/settings before selling.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Aldaris macrumors 65816

    Aldaris

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    You'll have to get a new SIM card since the iPhone 4 uses the micro-SIM.

    Probably be easiest to just keep the SIM and have the buyer go get a new one.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    When selling a cell phone that has a SIM card, the seller should always keep the SIM card. Even after the card has been deactivated, it still contains account information.
     
  4. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    When I sold my 3GS after getting the iPhone 4, I broke my sim card in two and chucked it
     
  5. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You can buy a microsim adapter and use your current iPhone 4 sim in the 3G.
     
  6. tikitommy thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Activation procedures are annoying and completely useless. I've never ever had to activate a phone in my life before I had an iPhone. I have absolutely no clue at all what it exactly does.

    On-topic.
    SIM = your account.
    Phone = phone.

    They are not tied together. That's why you're able to remove the SIM. They're complety isolated from each other.
     

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