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Thread: iPhone 4 with non-iPhone plan?
07-02-2010, 08:02 PM #1iPhone 4 with non-iPhone plan?
I currently have a 3GS that i have jail broken and running off my work sim card, an unlimited non-iPhone plan.
My question is, if I shave that sim card down, can I activate the new iPhone to use that work sim in?
Can I activate it with someone else's valid AT&T sim? Will I need to do that every time I reboot or restore? Do I need to wait for a jailbreak/hacktivate?
Any info would be appreciated.
07-02-2010, 08:44 PM #2
07-02-2010, 10:26 PM #3
I'm not concerned with the cutting part, but will the phone activate??? Thats what I need a definitive answer to.
07-05-2010, 10:21 AM #4
Still looking for an answer. Any help?
07-05-2010, 06:26 PM #5
As long as its an AT&T SIM it should work fine. Apart from the physical size, MiniSIM and MicroSIM are functionally identical. Neither the device nor the SIM itself is aware of it's size.
Here is a picture from Wikipedia that explains better. This can be used as a standard full size SIM, broken down to a MiniSIM (what your iPhone 3GS uses) or even further broken down to a MicroSIM.
Last edited by ct0wn; 07-05-2010 at 06:30 PM.
07-05-2010, 06:27 PM #6
As far as I've read, any AT&T SIM (MicroSIM or cutdown 'regular' SIM) should activate the iPhone 4 via iTunes.Member of the hackint0sh forums.
HowardForums Member: Haas_Dave
07-06-2010, 09:50 PM #7
you can just cut your current sim card
07-16-2010, 07:29 PM #8
Yes it will activate it. Also use your backup from your old phone over to the Iphone4 and you bypass the Itunes new phone problem. (no jailbreak needed)
07-16-2010, 08:46 PM #9
Yes it will activate it. I did this exact same thing with my work blackberry sim. I was using a 3GS then bought the iPhone 4 and cut down my sim. I was nervous, but it worked. Had a little issue with voicemail at first but it fixed it self. Then to top it off I walked in to an AT&T store and asked if they would swap my cut sim for an official micro sim. They did it no questions asked, I have no rights to the account but they still did it.