Sim card swap process for pre-ordered 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DJinTX, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. DJinTX macrumors 6502

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    So if I decide to go with a 4S and pre-order it to be shipped to my home, am I able to somehow initiate transfer of service from my 3Gs? When I upgraded from original iPhone to 3Gs I just went to the Apple store and they did all the work. Will I have to go to an Apple or AT&T store to complete the switch?
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    If ordering as an upgrade on your existing line it should arrive with a new microsim and instructions on calling an automated system @ AT&T to activate the phone. The old SIM in your 3GS is deactivated by AT&T's system. You shouldn't need to go into a store.
     
  3. DJinTX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So does that mean I need to order through AT&T only? Or can I order through Apple?
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I've not ordered one from Apple, but I can't imagine it being any different.

    I don't remember seeing any posting last year about ordering online from Apple and having to go into a store to activate. No do I recall seeing anything about people's service getting usurped by their in-transit phones, so they probably didn't ship as active on the phone number. This leaves one possibility, that is the users activated the phones after receiving them. :D
     
  5. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

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    Does not matter.
     
  6. filmfanatic24 macrumors 6502

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    You don't need to call, all you should have to do is plug it into iTunes.
     
  7. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

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