Transferring phones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Secallan, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Secallan macrumors newbie

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    So I still own an old sliding keyboard phone and am finally earning enough money to buy myself a smartphone. If I purchase an unlocked AT&T (my carrier) iphone off ebay, would I be able to just switch the SD card over and have it work properly? Im trying to go around setting up an actual plan, I don't need data. All I need this smart phone to do is text and make calls, Im fine with using Wifi for anything else.
     
  2. bufffilm Suspended

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    Smartphones require a data plan.

    Call your carrier to hear options.
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Also, iPhone does not have SD card slot. If you want an iPhone, port your data on SD card to iPhone memory when needed.
     
  4. Secallan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Next question! I called my carrier and if I were to switch my information over from a Mini Sim card over to a Nano sim card, it should work? Im just trying to get other opinions
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    Sorry I meant to say Sim Card.
    If I were to switch my information over from a Mini Sim card over to a Nano sim card, then put it in the iphone, do you think that would work? So I'd still have call and text, no data
     
  5. bufffilm Suspended

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    That would be a question they (carrier) would answer best.

    If your phone is old, it may not work in the new phone.
     
  6. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    You need to figure out the plan before worrying about moving contacts over, etc.
     
  7. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    It's not that easy. The old phone is probably not using the same coding,ask your carrier or local phone store if they can help. A smartphone withouth a data plan is useless for everything except phone calls and SMS,so if I did not want a data connection,I would have bought something cheaper than an iPhone.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can go to settings/contacts/import sim contacts.
    That will transfer the contacts you have stored on your current sim to your iphone.
    You might have to cut/trim down your sim card if its not a nano sim size.
    Also in order to take full advantage of your iPhone you'll need a data plan.
    If you're on a post paid AT&T account the system will detect you using a smartphone without an appropriate data package so they might add it automatically like they always did in the past.
     

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