I wanted to rock the original iPhone2G (purchased on launch day and simply can't let it go. . .) for awhile. It used to be a simple plug in with iTunes and within moments you were set and ready to go. Not now. My iPhone wouldn't activate no matter what. I had the original SIM (came with the iPhone). A trip to the AT&T store provided me with a new SIM card and instructions as AT&T can't (won't?) activate there in the store. Once home and back in iTunes the iPhone restored properly but wouldn't activate. In fact, the activation screen is no where to be found. (Apparently the new iTunes no longer activates these older iPhones?) A 611 call to AT&T and two supervisors later along with 45 minutes and back and forth hold time and with me providing various serial numbers in my iPhone and I was set. I was told these iPhones are no longer supported by Apple (that I already knew) nor AT&T (that I didn't know) and the window for activation at all is closing. Just food for thought if anyone is thinking of doing what I did. Pretty soon, unless the iPhone is unlocked, it'll only be good for iPod status!