Sold iPhone 4S and forgot to take AT&T sim card out

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LeeNH, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. LeeNH macrumors regular

    LeeNH

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    Good grief. I just realized I left my SIM card in the phone I sold locally. I wiped the phone... I activated my new 5 on my line.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. famous600 macrumors 6502a

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    Do the sims have the same number?
     
  3. LeeNH thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you mean does my old SIM and my new phone share the same phone number, YES.
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    You should be OK as your phone number is now associated with your new SIM, and your old one is deactivated. If you want to be sure, give AT&T a call, but I think you don't have much to worry about.
     
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  6. NoOneHitsHarder macrumors member

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    My suggestion is to call your carrier and see what they can do to shut off your old SIM card so they person who bought it doesn't use it.
     
  7. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Obvious but did you try contacting the person you sold it to yet?

    I'd contact AT&T as well though. With iMessage you want to make sure it doesn't get activated with your SIM in hit.
     
  8. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    When you activated the new SIM with the old phone number, it deactivates the old SIM. You are fine
     
  9. famous600 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol @people.
     
  10. LeeNH, Sep 27, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2012

    LeeNH thread starter macrumors regular

    LeeNH

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    Thanks, everyone for your helpful suggestions!

    I contacted AT&T and they informed me that once I activated the new SIM with my number, the old one is deactivated. Hope they actually do know what they're talking about on this one... :rolleyes:

    I am on the phone with Apple to get a refund for my AppleCare + and once this is completed, I will sever the tie from the 4S to Apple profile.

    Thanks again. I knew I could count on you guys here for solid answers. :D

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    lol I did email the guy and he said he could possibly meet me this weekend. Soo, thought I'd be proactive and see what I could do on my end in the meantime.
     

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