would a ATT pre-paid sim card work in a iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by orbitalpunk, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502

    orbitalpunk

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    if somone could try this, when you get them that is, that would be great. just wanna see if i can buy a $30 prepaid sim card and use that in a iphone and cancel that 2 year contract. i know edge wont work. thats fine. and i dont mean the pick your plan one. the go phone one.where you just buy what ever minutes you want when ever you want.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. marksman macrumors 603

    marksman

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    Almost nothing on the phone will work without the data plan and iTunes activation.

    I would expect this would not work.

    As far as I know other SIMs from AT&T phones will not work in the iPhone. They would have to be activated to work in the iPhone. I think it only works where you could use an iPhone SIM in another AT&T phone.
     
  3. anirban macrumors 6502a

    anirban

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    I have two Cingular phones, and both the SIMs are interchangeable among the two phones.. so if iPhone was any other phone, I would guess you could swap it around...

    But the fact that iPhone is more of a status symbol will cause Cingular (ATT) to lock it to a particular SIM... or so I think.
     
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020

    fishkorp

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    it's been posted numerous times already. the SIM from the iPhone will work in other AT&T phones, but other SIMs will not work in the iPhone. the iPhone comes with it's own pre-installed SIM.
     

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