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Topic: Sim swap question - 4S/4/3GS

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Old 10-13-2011, 01:33 PM
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Sim swap question - 4S/4/3GS

Trying to get prepared for the arrival tomorrow of my 4S. Here is the deal. I am getting the 4S and giving my son my 4 to replace his 3GS. I would like to avoid a trip to the AT&T store. According to Apple, the 4S upgrade I am waiting on will program the phone for my number when I turn it on and follow the instructions. This will program the sim card and de-activate my old one.

An AT&T phone rep told that the sim in the 4S is blank on arrival and that I should sway them immediately, putting the blank one in the 4 and then call AT&T where they move my son's number from the 3GS to the 4. He said that once the sim card is not blank it can not be re-programmed and I will have to come into the store if I do not swap them.

Any insight here on how I should approach this? I kind of want to just turn on the new phone and let it do it's thing without compromising it in some way. BUT, my son will be haunting me for my old phone.
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You can bring your son 3gs sim to a store (any Phone store) and they can cut the sim to the size of 4G and wowla. I used a sharp blade to cut mine. (put your 4G sim on top of his 3gs sim and then trace it first and use a sharp blade or cutting knife to cut. Do it slowly and be-careful not to cut the Golden piece.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:36 AM
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Interesting. First time I have heard of this approach although not sure I am skilled enough. Worth a shot. Nothing to lose as if I mess up I would go get a new sim at the store anyway.
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