Can you still use an iPhone 3G/3GS on AT&T?

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Can you still use an iPhone 3G/3GS on AT&T?

So basically, my mum lost her old iPhone 3G, and to avoid buying a new plan, my dad is looking on eBay to buy an old iPhone 3G, he just wants to keep our old plan and get a new SIM card for the iPhone 3G. I know that iPhone 3G's have been discontinued for about 2 years, can he buy this iPhone on eBay and take it to the AT&T store to get a new SIM card for it?
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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Can you still use an iPhone 3G/3GS on AT&T?


xoxoOliviaBee wrote:
So basically, my mum lost her old iPhone 3G, and to avoid buying a new plan, my dad is looking on eBay to buy an old iPhone 3G, he just wants to keep our old plan and get a new SIM card for the iPhone 3G. I know that iPhone 3G's have been discontinued for about 2 years, can he buy this iPhone on eBay and take it to the AT&T store to get a new SIM card for it?

Not a problem it will work just fine.

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Re: Can you still use an iPhone 3G/3GS on AT&T?


xoxoOliviaBee wrote:
So basically, my mum lost her old iPhone 3G, and to avoid buying a new plan, my dad is looking on eBay to buy an old iPhone 3G, he just wants to keep our old plan and get a new SIM card for the iPhone 3G. I know that iPhone 3G's have been discontinued for about 2 years, can he buy this iPhone on eBay and take it to the AT&T store to get a new SIM card for it?

As was mentioned by another poster in this thread, the iPhone 3G will (still) work on AT&T's network; however, if you had a choice between picking the 3G and the 3GS--definitely go with the 3GS, as anecdotal evidence has shown that, as a whole, the iPhone 3G's performance on iOS 4.2.1 is not all that great, compared to when it was running on say, iOS 3.1.1--especially when it comes to running apps.  Then again, your mom had been using an iPhone 3G up until she lost it, so such a consideration may not be a factor...but it's definitely worth considering a 3GS, given your mom's current situation.

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Re: Can you still use an iPhone 3G/3GS on AT&T?

As youngjm & jane noted; you can absolutely use them on AT&T's network. 

 

Tip for your Dad - make sure the phone he's buys is either an AT&T phone or is unlocked. It'll save a lot of hassle later. Smiley Happy

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