Use iPhone Purchased Through Different Line?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Seraphx17, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Seraphx17 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    I have a iPhone 3G S with obviously a regular SIM. A couple members of our family plan bought iPhone 4s. They purchased using the eligibility of their lines on Well they are getting theirs next week (pre-ordered the night of the 15th and thus are getting theirs late).

    However, a member of our line has decided not to get the iPhone through their pre-order. Long story, but I was wondering if I could use the iPhone that they are having delivered, that they ordered through their line? Can I activate the micro sim that is included for use on my line, or is the microsim that came with her iPhone 4 already pre-configured to work only on her line?

    I know her eligibility will be lost, ect., but I was just wondering if the iPhone 4 and microsim can be used on any line, even though it was pre-ordered through her line.

  2. Seraphx17 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Bump, anyone?

    All I'm basically asking is if a microsim bought with a different line can be configured for a different line.
  3. jtfx6552 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010

    Yes you can, but don't activate without calling AT&T or going into an AT&T store first.

    I have two lines eligible for upgrade, I have a 16 GB and a 32GB on order, the 16 GB arrived today and I wanted to put it on the "other" line from when i ordered.

    Itunes asks during the activation process something like "Do you want this phone with phone number xxx-xxx-xxxx If not, activate then call AT&T."

    If you do this, you'll need a new Microsim card to get changed to the correct number.

    I spent a lot of time on with AT&T, and they claim if I had called first, they could have "parked" the number I really wanted and loaded it on the sim card that came in the phone.

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