Activation of iPhone4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Bijiont, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Bijiont macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have been a long time lurker of MacRumors and have registered to confirm something before I spend a hefty amount of cash.

    I am looking to purchase an iPhone 4 and use it on my already existing AT&T plan. My AT&T plan already has unlimited data and all the works so data usage wise I am set. I have been doing swaps to unlocked GSM phones for years, heck my AT&T plan still shows I have a Sony Ericsson S710a.

    Here are my questions as I know the iPhone activation is different;

    - I already cut my SIM down to micro using a cutting tool but can I just place the SIM card in and go or does the iPhone still require activation via iTunes?

    - If activation is required will it try and change my standard plan into one of the "iPhone Only" plans?

    Long term I will JB the iPhone eventually but I am more worried about the activation process as I have never done it myself and this isn't like my prior GSM unlock swaps where you plug in the SIM and your good.

    I did some google searching and pretty sure I know what needs to happen however would feel much better with some community feedback or links to accurate sources.

    Thanks!
     
  2. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

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    When I ordered my iPhone 4 through Apple it asked me if I wanted to keep my unlimited plan from AT&T that I have since the original iPhone...I chose to downgrade to the $15 plan...I did have to activate it with iTunes when it arrived...there was no picking plans at that point since it was done when I bought the phone...

    Hope this helps.

    -J.-
     
  3. Bijiont thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the information however it doesn't hit on exactly what I was looking for.

    After reading my post I left out some information (my fault ).

    I am going to purchase an unsubstatized version of the iPhone4 as the last 10 calls to AT&T they refused to carry over my unlimited data plan.

    By purchasing a unsubstatized version will the activation process be simply placing my ATT information in or will this "flag" my account in any way?

    Normally with any GSM unlocked phone I simply pop the SIM and I can use the phone no worries. iPhone I know is different and requires extra hoops to jump through in order to activate and such.

    I hope this explains the situation better.
     
  4. Bijiont thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Read another post and my question was anwsered,

    Thank again for anyone whom took the time to read this post.
     

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