Selling my 3GS. Should I include the SIM?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mikejfrd, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. mikejfrd macrumors regular

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    I sold my 3GS on Ebay and I'm debating if I should include the SIM or not? The phone is already deactivated, can it really hurt to include the SIM card? Does someone expect a SIM when they buy a phone used?
     
  2. Macguru311 macrumors newbie

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  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #3
    To reiterate Macguru311, no you should NOT include your SIM. The SIM is linked to your AT&T account, not the device. Depending on your SIM's history (ie the devices it's been in) it may contain personal data and information.

    Anyone purchasing a used phone would need to use their own SIM supplied by AT&T.

    Congrats on selling your iPhone, btw. :)
     
  4. jaw04005 macrumors 601

    jaw04005

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    If you remove the AT&T SIM, the iPhone won't function as an iPod touch. You'll have to unlock it to get past the SIM missing screen.

    I found that out the hard way. Very annoying.

    The person you're selling it to probably plans on unlocking it anyway.
     

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