Switching SIM...a profoundly bad move!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by macmadandproud, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. macmadandproud macrumors member

    May 16, 2006
    So here is my story, and I am sticking to it! Let me know if anyone else has experienced the same thing...

    I wanted to go out one night with a smaller phone, so I put my iPhone SIM into my w810i. I realized the my vm would not be set up so I set it up on the w810. Things were fine until I put the SIM card back into the iPhone. As odd as this sounds, my e-mail no longer came in. I could browse the web fine, and could see all of my old gmail, but nothing new came into my mailbox.

    I did what any good god-fearing iPhone owner would... I freaked! Upon restoring my iPhone things were back to normal; or so I thought! As soon as I re-setup my visual voicemail, mail no longer came in. I spent hours on the phone with Apple, AT&T, and even my hot stone masseuse trying to find a solution to the problem.

    I went to Apple, who quickly gave me a new phone, saying with certitude that it would surely fix my problem... but to no avail! This morning I went to AT&T and put a new SIM in, it seems the old one was corrupt, but still my e-mail would not flow. Only after yet another restore, do things now seem to be back to normal.

    sorry for the long garrulous tale, but I suppose the moral of the story is... don't put your iPhone SIM into your old AT&T phone unless you have a few hours to spend dealing with the consequences!!

    Am I the only one who has taken such a journey? Am I the only one who is having a hard time seeing a connection between visual voicemail and the flow of e-mail...well, aside from their both having 'mail' in their names!
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    I see no connection either. Very odd. Shouldn't be any reason not to use your SIM in another phone, has nothing to do with email, at least you would think.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    There was a poll here recently suggesting there are several people at MR who switch between the iPhone and a 3G smartphone on a regular basis....
  4. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    I switch mine a lot without any adverse effects. Dont know what to say.
  5. Goldenbear macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I swapped my SIM card between my iPhone and my old SLVR, just to see if it would work. No problems at all.

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