10-13-2012 07:56:33 AM
Hello - I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong section.
Recently, I purchased an iphone 4 from a friend. I currently have an android phone, and currently under contract. I was told that the iphone 4 required a micro sim card, so I went to a Best Buy (there were no at&t stores/apple stores close to me) and bought a new sim card for $36. I was told that I could get one for free but I guess not.
My main questions are, can I activate the new sim card online, or should I call at&t support to swtich my information to my new sim card? Will I be able to keep my current data plan, or would I have to change it to one that's suitable for the iphone?
Thank you very much in advance.
10-13-2012 08:22:38 AM
10-13-2012 08:32:40 AM
First off, getting a new SIM for free is not impossible, but it is generally much easier to do directly at an AT&T corporate store (not an AT&T authorized reseller like Best Buy).
Next, when switching phones, you should be able to keep your existing smart phone data plan, but if you have an older QMD, or feature phone, those data plans are not smart phone compatible, so youse can't be kept. Since you mention currently havign an Android phone, then I assume you have a smart phone data plan, so you should be able to keep what you already have.
Lastly, You should be able to activate the iPhone with the new SIM and make voice calls with no problems. You might have issues with using celluar data though. When my wife moved the SIM card from her old Blackberry to my previous iPhone about 2 years ago, she kept her unlimited data plan, but she couldn't use it until she called AT&T and had them change her account settings to indicate that she had an iPhone. A co-worker of mine had similar issues, but he didn't call AT&T, he used some web site to send a new APN settings profile to his phone, then he had to shut the phone off and restart it to load the new profile, but it started working immediately. When I switched my work blackbeery over to my old iPhone 4 a couple weeks ago, I contacted our account rep and had them switch my account with AT&T, but I just used a pair of scisors, and a lot of luck to cut my old SIM card down to the correct size for the iPhone 4. Since both were 3G SIM cards, I knew this was possible, so I took the chance, and it worked with no issues for me (Let me add that cutting the SIM card is what my coworker had done above too).