preorder w/ in-store p/u: activation required?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chupa Chupa, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I had to opt for in-store pickup on my phone. Normally I have it delivered, but can't this time. Will I be required to have the phone activated in-store or can I just pick up the phone and do it when I get home?

    I know activation is required if you buy the phone at the store, just unsure how store pickup works -- if maybe my phone is sent to the store already activated as-if it was delivered to my house or if the store associate just picks up a random phone out of a pile and activates in-store.
  2. Photography macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    I have the exact same questions. Subscribing to this thread so I can find out the answers too.

    1. Does anyone know if we're replacing an existing iPhone on our Verizon 2 year contract by paying full price and we did store pickup, when we pick it up in store, do we have to actually activate the iPhone 6+ in store, or can we wait to activate it when we get home?

    2. Also, would we need to switch SIM cards, or how does this work?

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