Activating without itunes?

madriley

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Jun 1, 2008
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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
 

bowlerman625

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Jun 17, 2009
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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.
 

protobiont

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Jul 6, 2010
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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.
 

madriley

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Original poster
Jun 1, 2008
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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!