Upgrading from my iPhone 3G to an iPhone 4 on my mom's line

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  1. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    My mom is eligible for an upgrade. She told me I could upgrade to the iPhone 4 on her line. The plan was to just order it and have it come to the house, but the iPhone uses micro-SIM now. So can we just order it like normal and then when it gets here, just take it to the AT&T store and have transfer my data plan, number, etc to the micro-SIM in the iPhone 4?
     
  2. Minun macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here

    I'm wondering about this as well. My aunt is rocking a 3g and is long over due for the upgrade, but is more than willing to give the 4g to me when it comes. I've called customer service to see if the sim switch could be an option but no one knows anything of the possibilities.I'm keeping my fingers crossed til we find out, but surely they'd have a utility to make the sim/msim transfer happen? :confused:
     
  3. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    They should just activate a new micro sim card for you if you ask. So if I understood correctly you should ask for a micro sim card for your iPhone 3G account.
     
  4. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    Wow this will be a problem. Hadn't even thought of it.

    I am planning to do the same but this would be a big hassle because 1) I have to change mine to a micro-sim and 2) change the other person's from micro-sim to regular sim.
     
  5. spyda macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta love AT&T reps, haha.
     
  6. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    Whats the link to a reps
     
  7. spyda macrumors 6502a

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  8. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    to speak to a rep, or do i have to call
     
  9. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    I was planning on this too. anyone no if you can just get another micro-sim from at&t(they're free or like 5 bucks) and will it work in a 3g?
     
  10. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    I would think that AT&T would just issue you a micro-sim if you asked for it...

    Then again, it's AT&T so who knows...?
     
  11. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    They clearly don't know more than you do right now..
     
  12. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    You could always try the sim hack that was going around for the iPad..

    Don't have the exact link, but with an exacto knife you can cut your current sim card to fit the micro-sim
     
  13. spyda macrumors 6502a

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  14. shanew21 macrumors regular

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    They should be able to do this. They did this for me last year
     
  15. spyda macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, yeah but it seems AT&T reps don't even know what a micro-sim is so I don't know if they'll have some at the store, that's why I'm hoping it could just be done by computer over the phone, as smooth as possible.
     
  16. exATTemployee macrumors newbie

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    Well before the the iPhone 4 was announced, there was never a micro-sim card. So before the iPhone comes out the AT&T stores will start stocking up on the micro-sims. You can order it online and they will provision a sim for that number but won't actually be active until you activate it at home. But you'll more than likely have to go to an AT&T store to burn a new sim card for your line.
     
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  18. iLeoMarc macrumors regular

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    From my understanding if I order an iPhone online for one of the lines, you can't just activate it for another line once at home. Anyone know what they would do if you do this?
     
  19. spyda macrumors 6502a

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  20. jivey macrumors newbie

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    I have a quick question. I'm thinking of using my husbands upgrade, but will this effect my upgrade eligibility date? I am eligible for the $399/$499 pricing but didn't want to mess that up if he wants to use it to upgrade later. Thanks!
     
  21. spyda macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, it will just effect his.
     
  22. jivey macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!:)
     

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