activating iphone 4 with no contract

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  1. junisa0624 macrumors newbie

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    this week im buying an iphone 4 and i was wondering if there was any way for me to activate it without having to get a contract and if so what do i need to do? If anyone can help me i would really appreciate it...
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Any official simcard should activate it.
    Are you buying it with no commitment? Is it a US iphone?
     
  3. junisa0624 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes im buying the phone with no commitment and i also live in the us. I was told by someone that i could buy the phone and and use it as a prepaid under the go phone plans but i have no clue as to how to set my phone up so that i can use it
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it will work fine with any prepaid AT&T gophone sim.
    You will have to cut the sim to microsim or go to an at&t store and tell them to set you up a prepaid account on a microsim.
    You just pop the sim in and activate it thru itunes with no probs.
     
  5. junisa0624 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so are they going to allow me to make activate the micro sim on prepaid and if they do will it work in the iphone 4 without me having to jailbreak the phone?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you wont need to JB or unlock with prepaid AT&T sims.
    They will allow you.
     
  7. junisa0624 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can i use the micro sim that comes with the iphone 4 and if so how would i go about activating it?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You just leave the microsim in and plug the phone to iTunes.
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I thought the SIM card needs to be tied with a number to bypass iTunes.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  10. junisa0624 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    someone told me that the sim card will be locked to the phone and that i will have to use it on contract....but someone else told me that if i activate it on prepaid before i plug it in to itunes then i will be able to use it. im really confused
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, any AT&T sim even inactive sims will do the job.

     
  12. junisa0624 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    have you tried it?
     

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