Transfer iPhone to another AT&T Subscriber?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jmpage2, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

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    My wife wanted to get me an iPhone 16GB for our anniversary last month but I told her that I was going to hold out for a 32GB version.

    Now that it looks as though we probably won't see a 32GB this year here's what I'm wondering.

    Can I get a 16GB version iPhone on my service (my contract is up) and then when the next/new version of the iPhone comes out my wife gets that one (she's up for a renewal) and we just swap hardware?

    Is that do-able?
     
  2. Xtgirl macrumors regular

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    Yeah that should work fine.....you get the 32gb and she uses your 16gb...it will work fine....you could just swap sim cards in the phone....or you could actually call AT+T and have them change IMEI's on your account to make it more official, but that won't really matter much....
     
  3. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

    Flhusky

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    yes, i swap between a 2g and 3g iPhone a couple times a month along with a Nokia 6800 and a Razr v3 and a Palm Treo 650 and a samsung sync :D
    The poor sim card gets tired of swapping around
    I must drive the AT&T system nuts :p
     
  4. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

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    Ah, ok, I didn't realize that the iPhone would work like any other SIM based phone. I thought there was some magic involved and you couldn't just swap the SIM card around.

    No unlocking/jailbreaking/etc is needed for this then assuming both phones have iPhone plans and what not?

    Thanks.
     
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

    abijnk

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    Correct. You should be good to go. No "magic" is needed in your case since you have two legit iPhones.
     

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