Reactivating an iPhone I just bought..

wjlafrance

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Next up in my series of dumb questions (many more to come, stay tuned!), I just bought an iPhone 3G and it came with a SIM. Looking under phone, I have a phone number too. How can I activate (I know that's the wrong term) the phone so I can make calls and whatnot? IE, set up a plan.

PS: The phone is activated. I can play with stuff over wifi and whatnot. At least, I think that means I'm activated.
 

Geckotek

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Nothing I can do online?

Viva la AT&T store, I guess.
You can try connecting it to iTunes to see if it steps through setting up an AT&T account, but I doubt it will work. You need a new sim card. The one that came with the phone is no longer valid.
 

Irish Rose

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wjlafrance said:
You can try connecting it to iTunes to see if it steps through setting up an AT&T account, but I doubt it will work. You need a new sim card. The one that came with the phone is no longer valid.
Yep, didn't work.
Call up AT&T's sales dept. They should be able to set up most of your account over the phone.
 

hcho3

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Next up in my series of dumb questions (many more to come, stay tuned!), I just bought an iPhone 3G and it came with a SIM. Looking under phone, I have a phone number too. How can I activate (I know that's the wrong term) the phone so I can make calls and whatnot? IE, set up a plan.

PS: The phone is activated. I can play with stuff over wifi and whatnot. At least, I think that means I'm activated.
It's really easy...
Do you already have AT&T service? Then there is no need to go to store. Put your ATT sim card and it will work right away. You have to sync it with itunes to transfer your information.
 

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