Use SIM card with iPhone

I bought a used, unlocked Apple iPhone 3G from a guy on Craigslist. I also bought a Nokia 2610 GoPhone from an AT&T store. It came with free minutes almost totaling the cost of the phone. Then I took the SIM card out of the Nokia and put it in the iPhone (I didn't mention that I was going to do this when I bought the Nokia).

I don't have an AT&T contract for the iPhone, but I can use voice and SMS pay-as-you-go as with any GoPhone (I don't use that very much, since I also have VOIP as Google Voice or Skype), and also I can use the wi-fi connection wherever that is available, instead of AT&T's poor 3G network, which is unavailable to GoPhones.

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Nov 23, 2010
It didn't wor k for me!
by: Anonymous

hello, I tried this but it didn't work for me. I got a samsung ATTgo phone and when i tried to put the ATT go phone sim card in my iphone 2G, it didn't work (it couldn't locate the network.. was showing the message 'no service'. It's strange since i was able to use india prepaid sim cards in my iphone. Can someone suggest a solution?

May 27, 2010
Glad it worked for you.
by: sb (admin)


Thanks for your comments. Haven't tried this myself but I'm happy it worked for you. I had heard of people using the early iPhones with a GoPhone plan but not the newer 3G models.

I haven't found Craigslist to be a good source for prepaid phones, as many people try to charge too much for them. Buying unlocked or off-contract phones is a different story.


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