Can I use my original iPhone SIM card in iPhone 3G?

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i have a 4gb iPhone that im selling and im kepping my sim card. if i buy the new iPhone on july 11th can i jsut put my sim card in and be ready to go? also im gonna be using my old phoen until the 11th
 

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no, they won't even try. the whole point of in-store activation is to activate the SIM in the new phone.
 

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Im sure they're will be another 14 year old basement nerd, that will unlock it within a few weeks like the first one lol!
Lol. True. But maybe theyre past the hardware jobs on unlocking and now can do it software-ically lol.
 

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right, it will remain fairly simple from a software perspective, but these new procedures will make it extremely uneconomical.
 

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right, it will remain fairly simple from a software perspective, but these new procedures will make it extremely uneconomical.
That is the whole point. Apple knows they can't stop unlocking/jailbreaking, but now it has pretty much been reduced to a personal use thing. You can't buy a phone,break the contract, and then sell the phone unlocked. If you break the contract, you have to give up the phone or pay dearly.
 

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This is still a semi-free country, once you buy something it's yours to do with as you please. There ain't no way anyone can make me "give up" something I've paid for.

Stop being sheeple.
 

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This is still a semi-free country, once you buy something it's yours to do with as you please. There ain't no way anyone can make me "give up" something I've paid for.

Stop being sheeple.
Unless you don't pay your taxes, your mortgage payments, credit cards bills...

Activating the iPhone in store makes it almost worthless to purchase ($200), cancel the contract ($200) and then resell the phone, just as Hippo said.
 

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it's interesting, though, that even with that extra $200 fee, it's still the same price as a V1 iPhone ($400). Given that fact, maybe Tmobile users may opt for these even though the 3G won't work.

will GPS still work without 3G?

if so, i can definitely see unlocking continue. Two days ago, i think we were all willing to pay $400 (plus a little unlocked) for a 3G iPhone.
 

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I was thinking that too. I was explaining to someone today how the v1 iPhone is still going to be popular with Data users on T-Mobs and thought that even if they can't use the 3G the T-Mob people still might opt for a new iPhone.
 

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it's interesting, though, that even with that extra $200 fee, it's still the same price as a V1 iPhone ($400). Given that fact, maybe Tmobile users may opt for these even though the 3G won't work.

will GPS still work without 3G?

if so, i can definitely see unlocking continue. Two days ago, i think we were all willing to pay $400 (plus a little unlocked) for a 3G iPhone.
That was before the prices were announced though.