iPhone 3G Getting iPhone 3G from another person.

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  1. tikiman11

    tikiman11 New Member

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    The title doesn't make much sense, but here's the deal. I went to buy the iPhone from apple, I have the upgrade eligibility and all, but I'm on a family plan, so in order to get it at the 299 price, I would need to be put on my own plan and that was out of the question. I have a friend who will be getting AT&T soon, and he plans to get the iphone for the 299 price and give it to me.

    My question is: Will the iPhone work on my plan with my 3G Sim card(I've heard yes's and no's) and will my friend be able to use a different phone with his same 3G Sim card?

    I don't see why this wouldn't be possible, considering you can upgrade your current plan at the higher price. Sorry if I am being unclear. Thanks for any help.
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    Update. Is the upcomming quickpwn soft-unlock going to make this possible?
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    tikiman11 New Member

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    Bump. My friend is leaving town soon and i could really use an answer. I DID put my card in my aunt's iPhone yesterday, and it worked(Her SIM worked in my phone as well.) Can i just get a second conformation on this? Thanks!
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    I have 2 at&t accts! One I started to get the IPhone and the other tied with my Ex-wife! She gets the bill as she is the acct holder. My sim from the other phone works in my IPhone! I would have to say you'll be ok! At least as far as the phone functioning anyway.
    I hope I have helped!
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    Thanks, that is reassuring! One other question. Do you have data on that other plan, and if so, does it work?
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    Baggy Spandex Active Member

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    if you have the turbosim or simunlock thing, you can use the normal 3g data plan which is like 10 a month/unlimited. you have to pay 400 or 500 though for the phone. i tried my friends blackberry sim card with 3g and all i got was edge
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    tikiman11 New Member

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    Yeah, im not worried about the price of the phone. The upcomming 3G dev-team unlock should do the same thing as simunlock or turbosim right?
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    Yeah! But you have to be on version 2.1 and its coming out in TWO dayys!!!
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    Sweet! Thanks for all the help guys.

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