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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2008, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Iphone help needed

My niece gave me a first gen 8 GB Iphone. With my Att sim card the phone works but a lot of the other features do not. What do I need to do to get the other features working? I know I will need a to upgrade my account to have internet.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2008, 07:09 PM
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I have an iPhone and I was told that I had to update the sim card that came with the phone and not to put my old on in. I could be wrong but that's what the att dude told me.
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Different data plan, go to att and tell them you bought an iphone.

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Did you try to activate the 2G iPhone with your exisiting sim through iTunes? You can choose "replace a phone on my account with this iPhone". You will probably have to upgrade your account then.
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The guy at the AT&T store told me that the sim cards are different but they looked the same to me. Probably just have to register the phone with At&t.

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The SIM cards for the iPhone 3G are different (though they look the same)

The SIM cards on the 1st gen iPhone are normal ATT SIM cards. I think Teddy98Z28M6 suggestion should work. However, if all else fails, go to an ATT store. They'll square you away.

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The sim cards are the same. Take the sim card from your current phone and put it into the iphone (if you haven't already) and then plug the phone into itunes. If that doesn't work, call customer care and have them add the imei of the phone (accessible through the settings menu or on the sim card tray) and the data plan to the number you want to use the phone on. If you've been using the iphone without the data plan, and accessing the internet, be ready for a huge next bill.

And don't go to an AT&T store. They will tell you to take the phone home and plug it into itunes.

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jailbreak it, .......

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The sim cards are the same. Take the sim card from your current phone and put it into the iphone (if you haven't already) and then plug the phone into itunes. If that doesn't work, call customer care and have them add the imei of the phone (accessible through the settings menu or on the sim card tray) and the data plan to the number you want to use the phone on. If you've been using the iphone without the data plan, and accessing the internet, be ready for a huge next bill.

And don't go to an AT&T store. They will tell you to take the phone home and plug it into itunes.
Just been using phone. That is why I am asking, don't want a huge bill or a 2 year contract.
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Just been using phone. That is why I am asking, don't want a huge bill or a 2 year contract.
You're going to get the 2 year contract if you activate the phone. It won't change your upgrade eligibility though. If you have accessed the internet, and you don't have the data plan, you will get a huge bill. I had one in the other day in the five digits.

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jailbreak it, .......
I have been told that or to unlock it, but it seems the people telling me this don't know how to do this or what the advantages are.
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I have been told that or to unlock it, but it seems the people telling me this don't know how to do this or what the advantages are.
If you don't want to pay for the data plan, and you don't want the contract, just sell it. You can get between 2-400 for it on ebay.

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If you don't want to pay for the data plan, and you don't want the contract, just sell it. You can get between 2-400 for it on ebay.
Don't mind paying for data plan. Don't want 2 yr contract.
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