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    Oct 14, 2010
    buying a used iphone 4 that was already activated just restored
    ok so im about to buy one used and i currently have an iphone 3gs. I know ill have to cut my sim card down but i wont need to activate the phone again right?? i would just plug my sim card in and do a back up and everything will work smoothly correct??

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    roflitskyle's Avatar
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    Dec 23, 2010
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    I had the same problem. I decided just to go to the AT&T store. It was very fast and it was free. There is some risk involved in cutting down your Sim card. I don't suggest it. You are safer just going to the AT&T store.

    - Kyle

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    Jaygray's Avatar
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    Mar 04, 2008
    Unibody MacBook Pro 2.26, 4gb RAM, 500gb HD
    Honestly, cutting the sim card is super easy. It cuts easily with a decent pair of scissors. It's not much harder than cutting a piece of paper into the shape of a sim.

    sim card cutting template - Google Search

    That being said, if AT&T will give you a new sim for free, then that's the way to go. I was under the impression that they charge $25, but that may vary from store to store.

    Just back up your old phone, install the sim in the new phone, ctrl-click the new phone in iTunes, select "Restore from Backup" and everything will transfer over.

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