Two identical iPhones arriving at same address - How will we tell the difference?

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  1. bollweevil macrumors 6502

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    It just occurred to me that two nearly identical iPhone 5's will be arriving on Friday (hopefully). They are both black and slate, 64 GB, and AT&T. What's worse, they both have the same ship-to name and address, even though they are for different people and different phone numbers.

    Same:
    Address
    Ship-to name

    Different:
    Bill-to name
    Bill-to address
    Phone number

    How will we tell the difference? Does it matter, or can we activate either phone with either number?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    by the sim card number and it will have a sticker on the box with your number on it also :rolleyes:
     
  3. mcdj macrumors 604

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    doesn't matter. activate either with either number.
     
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  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't there be documentation inside the box showing the billing information?
     
  6. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Wow. Just dial each other's number with one of the phones. Can u figure the rest out?......
     
  7. bollweevil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That suggestion clearly won't work - the phones won't be able to dial out before they are activated, nor will they ring when called.
     
  8. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Of course.

    Santa Claus figured this all out long before they even had computers that could track orders, so it's no problem at all for FedEx or UPS.
     
  9. Juicy D. Links macrumors 6502

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    look at the reference numbers on the shipping labels and use that to tell them apart
     
  10. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    That is a good point.
     
  11. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    You really can't figure out how to activate the phones over the cellular network? They come ready to activate without a computer and yes, if you call both numbers from one phone, guess what. One of the two calls will reach the other phone.
     
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  15. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Each phone will have a sim card pre-installed. Each sim will have their own number tied to it already. You do the activation on the phone itself and then call another phone to see what number pops out.
     
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  17. OneMike macrumors 601

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    You activate the phone when powering it on. Not as if you have to call in. Once done, number will show up.

    I just wouldn't do an icloud restore if you planned on it before you get that step complete.

    I'm 99% sure my 4S, 4, etc.. didn't come with any invoice or anything in the box, just the phone and packaging.

    You can't go wrong though, even if you did have to manually call to activate.
     
  18. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    look at the tracking number on the box and match it to each order
     
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  20. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Why in the wide world of sports is this thread still going when the answer has already been posted ?
     
  21. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    Here is another solution:

    SIM swap, if you have gotten the wrong number on your iPhone. :p
     

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