can a phone without a contract be activated?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by saminsocks, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. saminsocks macrumors regular

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    I bought an iphone for a friend but he got his own before I could give it to him. They signed me up for a new number but didn't open the box and activate the phone. Will I be able to activate it even after canceling that line?
     
  2. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    If you cancel within 30 days (or 14? can't remember) then you MUST return the phone in order to receive a refund. If you cancel after 30 days, you MUST pay the $175 early termination fee, plus the pro-rated amount of service you had - but you get to keep the phone. It will be useless as a phone though you'll probably be able to use it as an iPod Touch if you activate it before canceling.
     
  3. carfac macrumors 65816

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    I never understood this part.... what if you don't want a full refund? Can you just keep the phone?
     
  4. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    You can unbrick the phone in iTunes legitimately with a non active sim card...
     
  5. saminsocks thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can keep the phone as long as it's after 3 days. If I cancel in the first 3 days I get the activation fee back, but have to return the phone. If I cancel between 4-30 I don't have to pay a cancellation fee and can keep the phone. I'm trying to decide if it would be better for me to return it or sell it. If it can be unbricked I'm sure I can get someone who wants to buy it, and then I won't be out my fee.
     
  6. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    I would assume that the second sentence of my post would then apply.
     

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