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Thread: upgraging from 1G to 3G
03-20-2009, 12:44 AM #1upgraging from 1G to 3G
I just bought a refurb 16gb 3G to replace my original 1G model, and was wondering what the upgrade process is like?
I would like to pass the 1G to my wife and KEEP my current number when I move to the 3G.
So, I guess my questions are:
1 - How does the 3G know that I am migrating to it?
2 - How does transfer of data go -simple itunes restore?
3 - How do I give the 1G my wifes current non-iphone number?
03-20-2009, 12:50 AM #2
1. You take your sim card out of your 1st gen and stick it into the 2nd gen. You might as well call AT&T and tell them to change your data rate plan or wait until they scan and text you to change it. If you are with AT&T that is.
3. Stick your wife's sim into the iPhone and it will work on her number.
03-20-2009, 12:52 AM #3
thanks for the quick reply. I am on AT&T. My wife does not currently have an iPhone, Her normal SIM will work in an iphone?
03-20-2009, 12:54 AM #4
There is no such thing as a '1g' it was the '2g' (the g is not generation it's the cellular band, 1g is like a carphone).
To solve all your problems go to an att store, this is a guesstmulation of what will happen based on my dealings with att:
You migrate your number to 3g in store, they take your old sim chip and give you a 3G one.
If your wife has att she just needs to put her sim in the old iphone. (if she has someone else it's a bit more complicated)
You go home and sync your shiny new iphone from that backup you made.
NOTE will delete your jailbreak/yellowsnow
QUESTION: so how much was the refurb, was it from att? (i got my iphone stolen so im kinda wondering?)
03-20-2009, 12:56 AM #5
it was 199 for the 16gb and 99 for the 8gb at the online att store.
03-20-2009, 12:56 AM #6
03-20-2009, 12:57 AM #7
how does syncing work then for my wife? we have two separate computers, so she would use her own, I am just confused at how it would sync when she had nothing to sync it with before
03-20-2009, 01:30 AM #8
03-20-2009, 01:38 AM #9
when you sync there will be a mode to restore the phone from backup.
When she syncs (on a new PC)there will be an optiont to clear everything and set up as a new iphone.