Activate iPhone On Different Number Than Ordered With
October 13, 2011 1:33 PM Subscribe
Help me activate a new iPhone 4S using a different number than it was ordered with.
Due to broken devices, my AT&T family plan members have been juggling upgrades around for a while now. Here's the situation:
Phone Numbers 1 & 2 are both on iPhone 4s (not 4S)
Phone Number 1 would like to end up with an iPhone 4S
Due to upgrade shuffling, the iPhone 4S was purchased using Number 2's upgrade.
I assume that turning on the new iPhone 4S will transfer the number between SIMs. Is there any way to avoid this? Ideally, the SIM tied to Number 1 would come out of the iPhone 4, go into the iPhone 4S, and Number 2 wouldn't have to touch anything. Will this work? If not, can we pull this off without a call to AT&T and/or Apple?
This is all complicated by the fact that the owners of Number 1 and Number 2 live in different states.