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Old Jan 29, 2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Verizon iPhone - Sync before activating?

I'm not sure if this will work the same as the current version. But can you sync all of your itunes to the phone before you actually activate it for service? Given the issues that I've heard, I think the best plan is to let it sync through the evening, then let it activate overnight while I sleep...if that's possible that is.
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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Given that the Verizon iPhone hasn't even been released yet, what issues have you heard of?

But to answer your question, No, you can not sync your iPhone without first activating it. When you turn on the iPhone for the first time, it will show a "Connect to iTunes" image, that image will not go away until it has been activated, until then, you can not do much with the phone (other than to use it as a paper weight or make Emergency Calls).

Activating it will take you maybe 10 seconds (at the most) through iTunes, so I don't know why you would want to prolong that and let it activate overnight.

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Old Jan 30, 2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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Given that the Verizon iPhone hasn't even been released yet, what issues have you heard of?

But to answer your question, No, you can not sync your iPhone without first activating it. When you turn on the iPhone for the first time, it will show a "Connect to iTunes" image, that image will not go away until it has been activated, until then, you can not do much with the phone (other than to use it as a paper weight or make Emergency Calls).

Activating it will take you maybe 10 seconds (at the most) through iTunes, so I don't know why you would want to prolong that and let it activate overnight.

Well said.
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 03:48 PM   #4
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Given that the Verizon iPhone hasn't even been released yet, what issues have you heard of?

But to answer your question, No, you can not sync your iPhone without first activating it. When you turn on the iPhone for the first time, it will show a "Connect to iTunes" image, that image will not go away until it has been activated, until then, you can not do much with the phone (other than to use it as a paper weight or make Emergency Calls).

Activating it will take you maybe 10 seconds (at the most) through iTunes, so I don't know why you would want to prolong that and let it activate overnight.

I'm actually talking about activating it for service with the carrier. With Verizon, you have to dial a number and go thru the steps....as opposed to inserting a sim card. So I guess what I'm asking is, with the AT&T version, did you have to insert the sim and get service before you were able to do anything?

And the issues I heard was the nightmare getting AT&T phones to activate on the first day or two.
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I'm actually talking about activating it for service with the carrier. With Verizon, you have to dial a number and go thru the steps....as opposed to inserting a sim card. So I guess what I'm asking is, with the AT&T version, did you have to insert the sim and get service before you were able to do anything?

And the issues I heard was the nightmare getting AT&T phones to activate on the first day or two.
Apple and Verizon have most likely made the iPhone activation through iTunes. No need to dial numbers. The activation issues that plagued AT&T where resolved when the iPhone 4 came out and hardly effected the 3Gs. My guess, you'll have the most trouble trying to order one.
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