Wife's iPhone 4 sim card put into daughter's iPhone 4s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nokaoi, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Nokaoi macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    #1
    So the wife thinks that because our daughter is eligible for an upgrade. She can get the iPhone 4s for my daughter and then turn around and switch sims.

    Please tell me I'm right. That it cannot legally be done

    Thanks:D
     
  2. Nlynn527 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    #2
    It can. You are just required to sign a new 2 year contract on the line that has the available upgrade. What you do with the phone after that is your business.
     
  3. Nokaoi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    #3

    Even if it's my daughter's upgrade, not hers? Aren't sim cards only for the phone of the person whom which is under the 2 year contract?:confused:

    ----------

    Bump
     
  4. Nlynn527 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    #4
    Yes. Just swap the sim cards. I used my brothers upgrade to get my 4s. And he will use mine when it's available in march.
     
  5. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    #5
    no it doesn't matter
     
  6. Nokaoi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    #6
    notsureifserious.jpg

    Sounds to easy to be true.
     
  7. TallGuy1970 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    #7
    I've done this multiple times on Verizon and AT&T.

    For example, I was eligible for an upgrade, but my phone was fine. My daughter had just lost her phone off the top of a roller coaster (long story). We used my upgrade to get a new phone for my daughter. The customer service rep sold me the new phone and then even helped us switch the numbers back (on Verizon at the time) so I had my number on my old phone and my daughter had the new phone with her number. The downside is that I was stuck with a two-year-old phone and a new two-year contract.

    I have done something similar using AT&T sim cards years ago.
     
  8. Nlynn527 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    #8
    Ok don't believe me then. I'm not sure why its so unbelievable?
     
  9. tlbwriter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    #9
    AT&T even tells you how to do it on their website.
     
  10. Nokaoi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    #10
    Thanks everyone. I apologize if I pissed anyone off.
     
  11. gngan macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #11
    Then don't believe it. People gave you the answer and you won't believe.:confused: Just call your carrier and ask them if you don't believe us!
     
  12. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    #12
    Interesting....care to go into that a little more?
     
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    #13
    OP probably got into a huge fight with his wife about this, trying to act all smart and **** and now he has to break them the truth that he, in fact, was the one that was wrong.

    that's why he needed to post a few times for reassurance.
     
  14. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

    Jordan921

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Location:
    Bay Area
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #15
    My wife used my upgrade to get the 4s. No big deal, except that now I'm not eligible for an upgrade until 2013.:(
     
  16. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    #16
    used wifes upgrade to get my 4s. Saved my upgrade for the next iteration of the iPhone. BOO YA!
     
  17. Nlynn527 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    #17
    I have two extra lines (fathers and aunts) that have upgrades in September and October which I'm hoping is the time frame for the next iPhone. :) they both have new flip phones which suit their needs just fine.
     
  18. Nokaoi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    #18
    truestory.jpg


    Also, to everyone else. I thought the phone had to be unlocked via other means. ;)
     
  19. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    #19
    Unlocking allows a phone to be used on a GSM network that the phone was not carrier-locked to.

    OT:This is not 9gag/4chan, so these memes here are very out of place.
     
  20. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

    aziatiklover

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
    #20
    noobsftl.png :rolleyes: I'm guessing 4chan is not teaching you well bro.
     
  21. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  22. Nokaoi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    #22
    Not 9 gag or 4 chan.

    Reddit. Why is everyone so butt hurt over memes?

    ----------

    iaintevenmad.jpg
     
  23. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

    aziatiklover

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
    #23
    lmao read noob! I never said you were mad! Or did I? I said noobftl.pgn problem?
     
  24. Nokaoi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    #24
    Upvote!
     
  25. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Location:
    Carnegie and Ontario
    #25
    And Eternal September keeps on trolling. Err rolling. Sorry.
     

Share This Page