Will suspending my service affect the buyer of my iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Iron Chef, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Iron Chef macrumors member

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    I sold my iPhone 3G today for $350 via Craigslist. My iPhone 3GS will be arriving next Friday. I don't have a backup AT&T phone so I wanted to suspend my service for a week.

    My question: Will suspending my service (aka reporting it lost/stolen via OLAM) affect the buyer of my iPhone 3G? Will it lock him out? Will it raise any red flags to ATT?

    Just want to make sure I don't set a chain reaction of events by doing it.
     
  2. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    It will likely prevent the phone from being activated again. Thus, stolen. In other words, don't do it.
     
  3. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Did you sell the iPhone 3G with the SIM installed? Not a very smart move!!!

    If you removed the SIM before selling the phone then you don't need to suspend service but just wait for your new iPhone 3G S to arrive next week, you can even reuse your existing SIM.

    No this will not cause the new owner any problem with AT&T since they don't care about the IMEI of the phone but the SIM and only the SIM will be blocked for accessing the AT&T network.

    Dave
     
  4. foranor macrumors regular

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    In germany, if you sell your mobile WITH sim, you (and the buyer) should visit a store of your provider and have the account details corrected.
    It's not usually any problem (afaik), but saves you a lot of trouble with billing etc..
     
  5. Iron Chef thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh no no, didn't sell my iPhone 3G with my SIM as I need it for my iPhone 3GS.

    I just was concerned about the IMEI being impacted.
     

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