iPhone activation abroad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphoneurope, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. iphoneurope macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    Let's say I'm U.S. citizen abroad, my wife in States bought me iPhone and sent it to me to Europe, is it possible for me to activate iPhone abroad in roaming? As far as I understand they collect your data via iTunes and transfer it to AT&T database and then asign to IMSI of your sim card to your number and activate sim card in database. So, could this process could done in the roaming network? :)
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    You'd at the very least, need a US iTMS account. I would also question whether it could be activated overseas. I'm sure that AT&T's servers would recognize that you're trying to do this outside the US.
  3. iphoneurope thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    U.S. iTMS account not a problem if I have a credit card Bank of America with U.S. billing address as well as I could login to VPN U.S. server and use iTunes via VPN.

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