New iPhone questions (Activation/Swapping SIM)

Discussion in 'iPhone Newbies' started by KurtisCummings, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. KurtisCummings

    KurtisCummings New Member

    Apr 23, 2009

    So the new iPhone is en route to my home now -- I have a few questions before I go activating the thing...

    I had only one rate plan with one phone (Lets identify this as 555-0000) -- the AT&T 450 anytime minutes with 5000 night & weekend minutes.

    I was not yet able to upgrade to the iPhone @ the $99.00 rate, so I just decided to get a second line.

    I had AT&T switch my rate plan to a 550 anytime minutes with Unlimited night & weekend family share plan.

    I ordered the second line (the iPhone), they have already assigned that phone a phone number (Lets ID this one as 555-1111)

    My question is this:

    When the iPhone comes in, I want it activated with my original line (555-0000), not the one that is supposedly already assigned according to the AT&T website (555-1111).

    Can I just switch the SIM cards prior to activation? Will this make the iPhone have the 555-0000 number, and my blackjack have the 555-1111 number?

    Or... will I need to go into the AT&T store, to have them switch around the account or reassign a SIM card or do whatever?

    If I have to do the latter, how much does that cost? What should I say to them?

    As I tried saying above, the only reason why I got the second line, was so that I could get the iPhone at the discounted rate of $99.00. They have already charged my CC with that amount (plus tax).

    I plan on using the BlackJack as a business line for my small business.

    Thanks for all the help! If anyone needs clarification, please let me know -- I'll be up all night.
  2. akash222

    akash222 New Member

    May 10, 2009


    The iPhone is an internet-connected multimedia smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Its minimal hardware interface lacks a physical keyboard, so a virtual keyboard is rendered on the multi-touch screen instead. The iPhone functions as a camera phone (including text messaging and visual voicemail), a portable media player (equivalent to an iPod), and an Internet client (with email, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity). The first-generation phone hardware was quad-band GSM with EDGE; the second generation added UMTS with HSDPA.[11]

    Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007,[12] after months of rumors and speculation.[13] The iPhone was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007 before being marketed worldwide. Time magazine named it the "Invention of the Year" in 2007.[14] Released July 11, 2008, the iPhone 3G supports faster 3G data speeds and assisted GPS.[11] On March 17, 2009, Apple announced the iPhone firmware version 3.0, due to be released in mid 2009.[15]