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So my uncle, after reading all the issues about the iPhone 4 wants to sell it. However, he had already ordered 2 of the 32gig Black versions. S

So now he wants to sell them.

He ordered it through AT&T over the phone. I believe the iPhone 4 he's got right now has micro-sim cards in them. My question is basically if he removes the micro-sim, he can sell his iPhone 4 right and anyone with AT&T can use it?
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Yes he can. But can I say that myself and the 20+ other people I know with iPhone 4's are having no problems. Okay if you squeeze the phone stupidly hard in the bottom left corner you loose 1/2 bars of signal. Thats not a problem, I'm pretty sure if you squeeze any product that hard its not gonna do it any good.

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Yeah, I told him that but he's a stubborn guy. So if I tell him to remove the micro-sim in his iPhone 4, he can sell it on eBay?
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Yes he can

Out of curiosity what phone is he gonna get?

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He's going to stick with his iPhone 3G.
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Okay so does removing the mirco-sim allow him to sell it? Anyone know?
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Yes if he removes the micro sim he can sell it on eBay.

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Make sure he activates them first, The iPhone 4 must be activated the first time with the original micro sim, At least that's the issue I had with mine, I ended up having to contact the person I bought mine from and had to get the original micro sim back just to activate the phone, Then unlocked it.
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So since my uncle wants to use his 3G and not the new iPhone 4, would he have to first activate the iPhone 4 with the micro-sim in it, then go to AT&T and say that he still wants to use his old 3G iPhone, thereby prompting AT&T to give him another SIM card and deactivating the micro sim. And then he can sell it?
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yes, that is exactly what you should do. and he shouldn't be charged for a new sim card because the micro sim doesn't fit the 3G obviously. i have done this with at least 3 iPhone 4s (not sold them, but switched lines). obviously instead of putting the iPhone 4 on a different line, he should just sell it. then that person takes it in to the AT&T store and says they want to put the iPhone 4 on their line. done and done.

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Yes he can. But can I say that myself and the 20+ other people I know with iPhone 4's are having no problems. Okay if you squeeze the phone stupidly hard in the bottom left corner you loose 1/2 bars of signal. Thats not a problem, I'm pretty sure if you squeeze any product that hard its not gonna do it any good.

Keep the iPhone.
as a side note, I do have the death grip problem and have had it on 3 iPhone 4s. i have not be squeezing it "stupidly hard" either. i literally cannot hold my phone to make a call when i'm in my house. i've lost at least 20 calls when holding the phone, and none when using speaker or my headset. but that's for another thread...
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