Activating without itunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by madriley, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. madriley macrumors newbie

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    This is probably a stupid question, but...my iPhone 5 will be delivered to my office tomorrow. I won't have access to iTunes or wifi there. I'm doing an upgrade swap.

    Would it be possible to call AT&T from work, have them swap the sim info to the correct phone, and use the phone until I can get home later that night and sync to iTunes? I know I won't have all of my stuff on the phone, but will it work for phone calls, etc until I have time to sync to iTunes at home? Or will it just have the "connect to iTunes" screen and force me to set up through iTunes before I can use it at all?

    Thanks for any help :)

    Jen
     
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    The iDevices are made now to not require a mac or pc with iTunes to activate. I believe you should be able to activate yours without hitting iTunes first.
     
  3. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    Since you are doing an upgrade swap I would make sure you call AT&T before you activate it. There was another thread on here talking about that.
     
  4. verwon macrumors 68030

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  5. madriley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And no wifi either, correct? Just don't want to screw this up and be stranded at work phone-less. :eek:

    I did read the other thread about calling AT&T first to swap the sim/number, so I will call them before turning it on...thanks for mentioning that though!
     

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