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

LeeNH

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Oct 12, 2011
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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?
 

KPOM

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Oct 23, 2010
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I activated my new 5 on my line.

Suggestions?
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.
 

fins831

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OneMike

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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?
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.
 

Carl G35c

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When you activated the new SIM with the old phone number, it deactivates the old SIM. You are fine
 

LeeNH

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Oct 12, 2011
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New Hampshire
Call ATT and tell them to de-activate the SIM.

Go to this Apple site to sever the connection between your Apple ID and the old 4S just to be safe...

https://daw.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/DSAuthWeb.woa/wa/classicLogin?appIdKey=58ef9db8ff4d201409e7270a68e4408ae1678e1618204c476572a1b5e5fb3518&path&language=US-EN

The second is more of a precaution, but I do it for every phone I sell now just to be safe, especially with iMessage bugs/facetime glitches.
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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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.
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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