Last year after my husband upgraded his line to the 3gs at the apple store, we got a HUGE bill in the mail from at&t. We noticed that his text messaging plan (which was one of those corporate text plans) wasn't on his account and he was charged per use. I called AT&T and they confirmed that the plan had been dropped. We believe Apple dropped the plan when they upgraded his phone. AT&T was unable to add the text plan back onto the account, but after numerous attempts to contact them and their supervisors, one supervisor was finally able to add on a different texting plan- though nothing as good as the one we had. Anyways, bottom line is, we already reserved one for pickup from Apple but were wondering if anyone knew if we could just buy the phone from Apple and activate it later from home while calling AT&T? Or, does Apple have to activate the phone right out the door? I'm just afraid they are going to drop me or my husbands texting plan again, and we will have the same issue. We don't want to order from AT&T because now they are saying that you won't get the phone until after the 24th. If anyone has any input, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, maybe the people with the special texting plans (like the TMS4, etc) should be careful when they go activate their new phone at Apple.