How will at home ATT activation work?

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  1. Vikinguy, Oct 13, 2011
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    Vikinguy macrumors 6502

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    I've always had my activations done in the store. Will itunes activate my phone when I connect and restore from my iPhone 4's last backup or do I need to contact ATT? Do I have to put the SIM card in the phone? Sorry if these are silly questions.
     
  2. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Don't think you need to plug it into anything to activate with iOS 5. Just turn it on and use it.
     
  3. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    I ordered from AT&T directly and they sent me an email with a link, saying to open the link and enter my order code or something when I receive the phone, but not before then.

    If you ordered from Apple, I would imagine the phone will either walk you through activation when you turn it on or you'll activate in iTunes.

    Apple is really making a push to have iOS devices not be dependent on a computer, though, so I would imagine there is some sort of computer-less solution.
     
  5. fanboy05 macrumors regular

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    yup, activation can be done at home now ---- pc free
     
  6. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    The sim card will already be in the phone. It just activates the new one and deactivates the old one.
     
  8. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sweet. This link I went to from att wanted the last four of my social and a verification number.
     

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