UK: Activating your iPhone on the spot in the Apple Store WiFi?

paulobrad

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Jun 30, 2007
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Mentioned this in a few other threads but thought it deserved its own.

I'm going to the Regent Street Apple Store for launch and will probably take my MacBook - do you reckon you'll be able to buy and then sit down there and then and activate on the Apple Store WiFi?

I've got a 2 and a half hour trip back to Ipswich afterwards and travelling all that way with an unactivated device might bring me to tears.
 

timmillwood

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Apr 7, 2006
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I wanna come to the Apple store, oxford street and join in!

But..
1. its a 4 hour drive
2. I cant afford an iPhone
3. I dont want an 18 month contract so i need to make sure it can be unlocked first
 
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ZooCrewMan

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Sep 3, 2007
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Mentioned this in a few other threads but thought it deserved its own.

I'm going to the Regent Street Apple Store for launch and will probably take my MacBook - do you reckon you'll be able to buy and then sit down there and then and activate on the Apple Store WiFi?

I've got a 2 and a half hour trip back to Ipswich afterwards and travelling all that way with an unactivated device might bring me to tears.
That's how I activated mine here in Los Angeles. It was up and running about 5 minutes after I signed the credit card reciept...
 
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tico24

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Jun 17, 2007
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Eastleigh, UK
I spoke with the employees at West Quay Southampton Apple store and they said that they plan to leave their free wifi on. However, they strongly recommend against activating your phone in West Quay.

You won't be able to activate your phone physically IN the store, whether on your own Mac or the store's macs.
 
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