Re-Activating iPhone 5 (Replacement)

tha80sbrat

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Oct 1, 2007
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My replacement iPhone 5 arrived and I need to activate it. I don't know how to do it. I thought by syncing it up to iTunes, it would detect my settings, but I guess I have to contact AT&T to deactivate my first iPhone 5?

Does it have to do with my SIM Card? Can I just swap the cards?

There were no instructions and I want to figure this out before I ship the original iPhone 5 back to Apple.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks!
 

dictoresno

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should be able to pop in your sim card and go. beauty of GSM. when you turn the phone on, it should activate itself.
 

tha80sbrat

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Oct 1, 2007
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So it does have to do with the SIM Card?

I would like to avoid calling AT&T if that's all I have to do. Just wish Apple had mentioned something about it...
 

dictoresno

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So it does have to do with the SIM Card?

I would like to avoid calling AT&T if that's all I have to do. Just wish Apple had mentioned something about it...
its well known in the GSM world, just pop in your new SIM card and go. its always been that easy. your account info is tied to your SIM, so whatever phone you pop it in will be "yours". there no need to call at&t, the network will register that devices IMEI onto your account in the beginning minutes the phone is powered on.
 
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