iPhone Activation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yyy, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. yyy macrumors regular

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    Will the activation process for the iPhone be done whether or not the customer buys a subsidized iPhone? More particularity, if a customer buys an "unlocked" iPhone will it require an in-store activation too?

    Sorry if this has been answered already but I couldn't find an answer using the forum search.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can't buy an unlocked iPhone. You won't have to activate right off if you don't get a plan. (I think) You can't use it without activating.
     
  3. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    You can't buy it without a contract and in-store activation (in the US anyhow)

    "Will there be a credit check?
    Yes, a credit check is required. Come prepared with photo ID and Social Security Number. A deposit may be required at time of purchase, upon credit review. An activation fee of $36 will be billed to your account. Two-year contract is required.
    Reduce your wait time on launch day, July 11. Visit the store where you will purchase iPhone 3G today for a pre-qualifying credit check. "

    Source:

    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/specials/iphone-info.jsp
     
  4. yyy thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think AT&T has answered that yet, but I would say it's likely.
     
  6. yyy thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, thanks!
     
  7. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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    No it wouldn't but its still locked lol.
    Take that with a grain of ...sugar? salt? gun powder?
     
  8. yyy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know it's obvious that it needs an activation but I was just wondering if they'll sell the contract-free iPhones already activated or if it'll be done right before purchase.
     
  9. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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    Your question doesn't make sense... thats the point. What do you mean activate?
     
  10. yyy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I asked if a contract-free iPhone should be activated in-store, what doesn't make sense? I thought maybe the activation process is only necessary for those who buy a subsidized iPhone and the contract-free iPhones will already be activated but I guess not.
     

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