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SIM swapping

my iphone 4s qualifies for an upgrade this month but my wife's phone it not yet eligible for an upgrade, so I went ahead & ordered the S3 as my upgrade. att informed me that the phone has been shipped & will come with a sim card (i pressume that I have to activate it). my questions are:

 

-do i really have to activate the SIM that came with the phone?

-can my wife use her SIM card to the S3 without activating the SIM card that came with it?

 

any help or input is greatly apprecaited! Smiley Happy

my iphone 4s qualifies for an upgrade this month but my wife's phone it not yet eligible for an upgrade, so I went ahead & ordered the S3 as my upgrade. att informed me that the phone has been shipped & will come with a sim card (i pressume that I have to activate it). my questions are:

 

-do i really have to activate the SIM that came with the phone?

-can my wife use her SIM card to the S3 without activating the SIM card that came with it?

 

any help or input is greatly apprecaited! Smiley Happy

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Typically if the SIM that comes with the phone hasn't been activated you just hold on to it. If at some point you need to activate a new SIM (SIM got lost, contacts wore out, what not) you have a spare in your hands and then you can just call it in without having to go to a store.

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Assuming your wife's phone has a micro-SIM you can just put it in the S3. You may have to give AT&T a call to get the data provisioning right and to straighten out their idea of which phone goes with which line, but if everything works right you won't even have to do that.

Assuming your wife's phone has a micro-SIM you can just put it in the S3. You may have to give AT&T a call to get the data provisioning right and to straighten out their idea of which phone goes with which line, but if everything works right you won't even have to do that.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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'preciate the input dmapr. yes, her phone does have the micro-SIM in it.i'm gonna try that. so what will i do with the SIM that comes with the phone?should i just ignore it?

'preciate the input dmapr. yes, her phone does have the micro-SIM in it.i'm gonna try that. so what will i do with the SIM that comes with the phone?should i just ignore it?

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Typically if the SIM that comes with the phone hasn't been activated you just hold on to it. If at some point you need to activate a new SIM (SIM got lost, contacts wore out, what not) you have a spare in your hands and then you can just call it in without having to go to a store.

Typically if the SIM that comes with the phone hasn't been activated you just hold on to it. If at some point you need to activate a new SIM (SIM got lost, contacts wore out, what not) you have a spare in your hands and then you can just call it in without having to go to a store.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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thanks again dmapr! God bless!

thanks again dmapr! God bless!

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