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If I cut out my AT&T SIM card to be a micro-sim, and then buy an iPhone 4, will I be able to use the iPhone 4 out the box?...
08-19-2010, 02:09 AM #1iPhone 4 and Micro Sim question
If I cut out my AT&T SIM card to be a micro-sim, and then buy an iPhone 4, will I be able to use the iPhone 4 out the box? I am planning to buy a phone off craigslist or eBay, but my question is, can I just simply pop in my current AT&T SIM card and the phone is good to go. I know I have to cut it to make it out be a micro-sim but I just don't want to get scammed if I do a meet up and have it be a broken phone. Thanks!
08-19-2010, 03:41 AM #2
Yes u can cut ur sim and ur good to go.
08-19-2010, 09:51 AM #3
They is something tied to the original buyers iPhone 4 with his last 4 of his social security number and his area code.
You can buy a new iPhone 4 16GB form Apple for $599 and without any contract.
To be a little clearer that is in the USA and it will be locked to AT&T.
If you live in the USA and are close to Canada you could go there and buy one which is factory unlocked so you could use any GSM service.
Do a search here on iphone 4 activation and google before you make your decision.
As far as cutting the sim to work as a micro-sim yes you can!
I bought a sim cutter on ebay and you can cut a regular sim to a micro-sim and its perfect fit!
With the one I got they were two adapters and I took one and the micro-sim from my Iphone 4 and put it in my old 3gs and it activated with no problem!
Last edited by area51crypto; 08-19-2010 at 09:57 AM.
08-19-2010, 09:55 AM #4
I've bought 3 iPhones on craigslist and activated all of them with a prepaid AT&T sim card, which was not the one that originally came with the phone
08-19-2010, 10:00 AM #5
08-19-2010, 10:07 AM #6
I just did it two days ago, I received my IP4 as an upgrade for one of my lines and cut the old sim card from the 3gs and put it in the IP4, i conected the iph4 to the pc with itunes and voila, IP4 activated. I think yu just need to be really careful cutting the card.
08-19-2010, 10:17 AM #7
Also this iPhone 4 was tied to your account.
Not the same as buying one from John Doe on ebay or craigslist.
I bought my iPhone 4 upgrade from Apple because AT&T's servers were having a melt down and when I received the iPhone it had a micro-sim already installed and I connected to itunes and voila iPhone 4 activated of course the process did deactivate my iPhone 3GS.
08-19-2010, 11:30 AM #8
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08-20-2010, 02:04 AM #10
If u have the old data plan then it will work but if u just got the plan that u pay for data like minutes it doesn't work,I have a blackberry that had a$30 data plan and my iPhone has$20 data n it didn't work now that the data plans r the same it works fine
08-20-2010, 03:51 AM #11
08-20-2010, 04:15 AM #12
That's what I did I got 2 of them less than $2.00 it works fine