iPhones off Craigslist, how to activate?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bellaisa, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. bellaisa macrumors regular

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    I'm just curious, how do people who buy iPhone 4S off craigslist activate their phones? When I tried to activate, it asks for last 4 digit of social and billing zip code.
     
  2. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    The person should have activated it once before selling it. iPhone's shipped require billing info to activate the first time.
     
  3. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Try calling them and ask for the info.
     
  4. bellaisa thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, this sucks, just made things a bit complicated.
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Someone on here recommended a while ago that if you buy/sell an iPhone on CL, to meet up with the other party at the AT&T/Verizon/Sprint (as appropriate) store - so that you can take care of any activation issues on the spot. Struck me as good advice.
     

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