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4S Activation Question

I upgraded using my Mom's upgrade, so when I recieve my 4S (should be today), do I have to do anything differently or do I just follow the instructions, as if I was using my upgrade? I don't have my own microsim as this is my first smartphone, so I can just simply pop mine in.

 

 

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I upgraded using my Mom's upgrade, so when I recieve my 4S (should be today), do I have to do anything differently or do I just follow the instructions, as if I was using my upgrade? I don't have my own microsim as this is my first smartphone, so I can just simply pop mine in.

 

 

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mdinh wrote:

I upgraded using my Mom's upgrade, so when I recieve my 4S (should be today), do I have to do anything differently or do I just follow the instructions, as if I was using my upgrade? I don't have my own microsim as this is my first smartphone, so I can just simply pop mine in.

 

 

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I used my wife's upgrade, and I couldn't activate it on my number until I went down to an AT&T store and had them set the phones (she was getting my old 4) up on the correct numbers.  Mine was ordered from Apple, though I don't know that that had any impact on it.


mdinh wrote:

I upgraded using my Mom's upgrade, so when I recieve my 4S (should be today), do I have to do anything differently or do I just follow the instructions, as if I was using my upgrade? I don't have my own microsim as this is my first smartphone, so I can just simply pop mine in.

 

 

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I used my wife's upgrade, and I couldn't activate it on my number until I went down to an AT&T store and had them set the phones (she was getting my old 4) up on the correct numbers.  Mine was ordered from Apple, though I don't know that that had any impact on it.

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If you don't already have a microsim for your phone then you have to go to an AT&T store to get the new 4S activated. Had you used your own upgrade they would have mailed you a microsim for your account along with the phone.

 

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If you don't already have a microsim for your phone then you have to go to an AT&T store to get the new 4S activated. Had you used your own upgrade they would have mailed you a microsim for your account along with the phone.

 

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They are mailing me the micro sim, it says so on my order page, as well as my confirmation email
They are mailing me the micro sim, it says so on my order page, as well as my confirmation email

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mdinh wrote:
They are mailing me the micro sim, it says so on my order page, as well as my confirmation email

The problem is that micro sim will be programmed for your mom's number (since you used her upgrade) not your number. Once you activate it, the sim currently in your mom's phone will be deactivated. That's why you need to go to a store to have them program that sim to your number.


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They are mailing me the micro sim, it says so on my order page, as well as my confirmation email

The problem is that micro sim will be programmed for your mom's number (since you used her upgrade) not your number. Once you activate it, the sim currently in your mom's phone will be deactivated. That's why you need to go to a store to have them program that sim to your number.

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