Upgrade + EMEI switch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Danrosey, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Danrosey macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    I have an awfully specific question that I am hoping someone has already had some experience answering:

    I have several lines on my AT&T account--including an iPhone and a Blackberry. I am the Blackberry user. In order to upgrade to the iPhone4, I used the upgrade eligibility from the existing iPhone line. AT&T has informed me that I will need to switch the EMEI #'s so that the new iPhone4 works correctly with the correct phone number.

    My question is then: Do I plug my iPhone4 into my computer and attempt to activate the phone prior to calling AT&T to switch the EMEI #'s? An AT&T rep seemed to think I should activate through iTunes first before calling AT&T to complete the switch.

    My concern is that the existing iPhone will be out of service for some time while I complete the switch or activate the phone (I'd like to at least be prepared for that if it is the case).

    Any thoughts? Appreciate the help!
  2. irish1313 macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2007
    I am doing the same thing. Take it to an ATT store and they will activate and flip #'s.

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