So my fiance has been wanting an iPhone for Christmas and I would really like to buy it for her. I know that the iPhone requires in-store activation, but is there a way around this? Has anyone had success getting them to put a hold on the activation? I know I could go with the iPhone gift card, but that takes away some of the effect of getting the actual iPhone. Here are some of my other ideas: 1. Buy the phone in my name (we aren't on the same calling plan) and have her put her SIM card in it on Christmas day Drawback: I'm also hoping to get an iPhone in the near future to replace my Blackjack and that might complicate things. 2. Buy the phone in her name with her parents (they are the primary account holders for her) and find a way to switch out the SIM card in her current phone without her knowing. Drawback: Not sure I would be able to do this quickly enough without her knowing. Does AT&T deactivate the current SIM card immediately when they activate the new iPhone SIM card? 3. Add her to my account. Drawback: Lots. Her parents are willing to foot the bill until we're married next summer, so that seems like a waste for me since I'm saving for us a house, also I doubt this could happen without her knowledge and without changing her number. Does anyone have any other clever ideas or advice? I'd really like this to be a surprise. Thanks!