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

    Jun 8, 2009
    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

    Jul 5, 2010
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    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


    Aug 19, 2003
    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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