Buying iPhone while away - activation question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iToaster, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

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    Towards the end of June I'll be in New York for a while, but I do not live there, I am actually in Kentucky. I plan to purchase an iPhone in one of the Apple stores in NYC (wether there's a 3G one or not) and activate it there. That's where the line blurs... I don't want to have a New York area code and seeing as I've never activated an iPhone before I don't know if it gives you the option to select your region, so the question is, can I activate my iPhone in NYC or will I have to wait until I get home?
     
  2. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    Are you porting your phone number over? If so, it shouldn't matter.

    Also, I believe when you do the sign up process online, they ask for your addresses (billing and shipping).

    I think you should be ok.

    Current iPhone users, please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  3. iToaster thread starter macrumors 68000

    iToaster

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    Yes, I will be porting my number over from Nextel.
     
  4. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that you give your old number and poof all is good. You may not be able to activate there at the store, but instead online. Bring your laptop ;)
     
  5. iToaster thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah, yes, certainly I won't activate at the store. I have my laptop with me everywhere I go, so that should work... though will transferring it to sync to my main Mac be an issue?
     

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