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Transferring SIM card to iPhone?

There is a spare iPhone in my family (very first generation), and I would like to use it. The problem is, I cannot afford the extra amount that comes with an iPhone subscription.

I only want to be able to make phone calls and use text messaging, which is currently all I can do on my plan. If I insert the SIM card from my LG Neon, will my plan stay the same? Or would internet services and such be applied to my plan? I have swapped SIM cards between phones before and my it has always worked, I was just wondering if it would be the same with an iPhone.

 

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There is a spare iPhone in my family (very first generation), and I would like to use it. The problem is, I cannot afford the extra amount that comes with an iPhone subscription.

I only want to be able to make phone calls and use text messaging, which is currently all I can do on my plan. If I insert the SIM card from my LG Neon, will my plan stay the same? Or would internet services and such be applied to my plan? I have swapped SIM cards between phones before and my it has always worked, I was just wondering if it would be the same with an iPhone.

 

Thanks!

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Jan 6, 2011 7:31:28 PM
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All iPhones require a data plan.

You can either add the data plan yourself or AT&T will add it for you when they detect the iPhone in use on your account.

 

If you cannot afford the data plan, you should stick to your current "dumb" phone.

All iPhones require a data plan.

You can either add the data plan yourself or AT&T will add it for you when they detect the iPhone in use on your account.

 

If you cannot afford the data plan, you should stick to your current "dumb" phone.

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You can put your sim in and use it as a phone and text, data will not work unless on WIFI.  I did this for my wife for 6 months before adding a data plan

You can put your sim in and use it as a phone and text, data will not work unless on WIFI.  I did this for my wife for 6 months before adding a data plan

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dmoran8931 wrote:

You can put your sim in and use it as a phone and text, data will not work unless on WIFI.  I did this for my wife for 6 months before adding a data plan


On the iphone they are now pretty quick, chances are they will not go 1 week before they get the text message that a data plan was automagicly added


dmoran8931 wrote:

You can put your sim in and use it as a phone and text, data will not work unless on WIFI.  I did this for my wife for 6 months before adding a data plan


On the iphone they are now pretty quick, chances are they will not go 1 week before they get the text message that a data plan was automagicly added

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Edited by josephz2va on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:46:10 AM

wingrider01 wrote:

dmoran8931 wrote:

You can put your sim in and use it as a phone and text, data will not work unless on WIFI.  I did this for my wife for 6 months before adding a data plan


On the iphone they are now pretty quick, chances are they will not go 1 week before they get the text message that a data plan was automagicly added


I think that's immediate these days. The moment you place your chip in the 2G iPhone, you would be automagically added after registering your SIM Card to the device's IMEI. Though you might get a "No Service" error message instead since you haven't registered.

 

* If you obtain a 3G to i4 device, the 2G chip probably wouldn't work on it as it requires a 3G chip. Some have placed a PrePaid and I believe they may have been successful.


wingrider01 wrote:

dmoran8931 wrote:

You can put your sim in and use it as a phone and text, data will not work unless on WIFI.  I did this for my wife for 6 months before adding a data plan


On the iphone they are now pretty quick, chances are they will not go 1 week before they get the text message that a data plan was automagicly added


I think that's immediate these days. The moment you place your chip in the 2G iPhone, you would be automagically added after registering your SIM Card to the device's IMEI. Though you might get a "No Service" error message instead since you haven't registered.

 

* If you obtain a 3G to i4 device, the 2G chip probably wouldn't work on it as it requires a 3G chip. Some have placed a PrePaid and I believe they may have been successful.

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