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Can you use a Go Phone SIM in a 3gs?

I have seen yes and no and maybe searching on Google. Some say you have to take it to a AT&T store to get it to work, others say just stick it in the iPhone and activate it there.
The all do say that you should not activate the SIM on the GO phone.

I will not be using Data or texting, it will just be a emergency phone/iPod touch for my 9 yr old to carry around.
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i dont see why not. I used a tmobile sim in a 3g a 3gs and the original iphone.

You will have to unlock it tho
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Well the iPhone requires a specific iPhone data plan, and Go Phone SIM cards are pre-paid cards, and I'm not sure if you get data plans with those.
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I don't need data and will have it deactivated, so as far as AT&T knows, it is not an iPhone (they can't tell from just the cell signal, it is the data that they can tell).

Why would I have to unlock it? It is an AT&T SIM in an AT&T phone.
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From memory, I couldn't use my GoPhone SIM card on an iPhone 16GB (one of the earlier models) out of the gate back in 2009. I believe the SIM card was accepted but iTunes wanted me to switch to a compatible GoPhone plan (from Pay As You Go to Pick Your Plan). Now that AT&T has changed their terms of service and allows smartphones on all their GoPhone plans, you might actually be able to do it without the hassle of jailbreaking and unlocking. To avoid IMEI hassles, you could activate the GoPhone SIM card online and just fake the IMEI# when it asks. I set my IMEI to 000000000000000 so I should be able to use the SIM card on any phone I want. Since they changed the ToS, AT&T doesn't require you to get data packages anymore to use the phone for voice and text so you should have no problems on that front.
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