Buying question.

Doby45

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Got a guy here at work that has T-Mobile. He is wanting to get an iPhone unlocked to work with T-Mobile. Needless to say most everything out there is crazy expensive. So here is my thought, tell me if I am missing something, I sell him my current 8gig iPhone unlocked for $400 and then I go to the Apple store and buy myself a 16gig iPhone and use my current SIM. The main question I have is can I go to the Apple store and purchase another phone and put my already activated SIM in it?
 

dturner

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The main question I have is can I go to the Apple store and purchase another phone and put my already activated SIM in it?
90% sure the answer is no. We'll see what others have to say. I am pretty sure phone has to be activated with the original sim card.
 

Doby45

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That makes sense to a degree, but on the other hand how would someone go about upgrading to a new 16gb version? You saying you would have to get a new phone number and new account? I think not. I think I will call the Apple store. Here is my chat conversation so far with "Nick"

  • Hi, my name is Nick. Welcome to Apple!
  • You: That was quick Nick
  • You: Had a quick question
  • Nick: Good afternoon.
  • You: What is the process I would have to go through if I wanted to upgrade my current iPhone to a 16gig model?
  • You: I would keep my same phone number and account and such
  • Nick: I'm happy to assist with that.
  • Nick: Basically you can buy the 16GB and then activate it..
  • You: And it would just restart my 2 year contract with ATT?
  • Nick: That is a very good question...Let me check into it for you..
  • You: Spanks
  • You: I will wait
  • Nick: You're welcome.
  • Nick: Actually ..
  • Nick: Go ahead and call
  • Nick:
    AT&T Customer Service, 1-800-331-0500
  • Nick: And check directly with them...because situations vary from customer to customer...
  • You: I see
  • Nick: And they can tell you directly ...
  • Nick: I will standby while you call them up..
  • You: Because in reality if I walk in the Apple store you guys would sell a phone to anyone, right
  • Nick: And then we can setup your 16GB iPhone order.
  • Nick: Well certainly..you will need a credit card in order to purchase...
  • You: Of course
  • You: You guys don't do the benjis
  • You: Lemme call em
  • Nick: Sure...I will standby..
  • You: <---waiting
  • Nick: Sure I am calling as well.
  • You: cool
  • You: Dang, says Approx wait time is 8min
  • You: You do not have to hold with me.
  • Nick: I see...
  • Nick: Ok ...
  • Nick: I just spoke with them..
  • Nick: And they told me that...
  • You: I work for ATT, and the customer service sucks
  • You: Yes
  • Nick: All you need to do is to buy the 16GB and then call their customer service to transfer the number over.
  • You: Schweeeet
  • Nick: So would you like to order online?
  • You: Well thats all I needed to know, I got me an Apple store about 10min from me
  • You: Nah
  • Nick: And also just stay on the phone...so that you can make sure as well.
  • Nick: Ok just stay on the phone to double check ...
  • You: Will do
  • You: Thanks Nick
  • Nick: You're welcome.
  • Nick: Thank you for visiting the Apple Store. We appreciate your businesss.
 

Doby45

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Sweet, I spoke with the lady at AT&T and she said the same thing. Just go buy the 16, call AT&T and they would activate it. BOOOOYAH..