Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.
06-09-2008, 08:25 PM #161
Yeah PM me if you need to know how its done, Ill also need to swear you to secrecy apon pain of death (half joking) if it get out they might put a stop to it
06-09-2008, 08:26 PM #162
"AT&T's President of National Distribution Glenn Lurie, who revealed that all iPhone activations will take place in-store."
I think!! You have to think about it. Only sell in stores? No way. You will be able to buy online, either apple or att and then activate in store within 30 days. Or face penalty.
06-09-2008, 08:29 PM #163
If they control the supply of iPhones how could you NOT activate it in store? Also if you manage to get an iPhone unscathed from a store unactivated and hacktivate it how could they know?
06-09-2008, 08:33 PM #164
People cant seem to understand that Apple advertised the subsidized price today, you cant buy it without a contract. Period.
Att lost money through unlocking, instead of sharing revenue with apple for the new subscribers they are sharing it with the person who buys the phone.
Cheaper iphones means more people buying them, more people buying means more activation fees for ATT and more revenue, the subsidies will actually make ATT more money.
There are always people who will import them from overseas but ATT isnt that bad for me to pay double for a phone for no reason.
06-09-2008, 08:38 PM #165
Well, it looks like I'm gonna either switch to the Bold or use my EDGE iPhone till it dies. Good game Apple. I like paying 80 dollars for unlimited data + texting + 1000 minutes. What a debacle.
06-09-2008, 08:57 PM #166
I live on Brazil, and I'm planning to travel to NYC next month.
How can I buy one ? I'll have to make a contract with AT&T ?
06-09-2008, 09:01 PM #167
06-09-2008, 09:07 PM #168
06-09-2008, 09:08 PM #169
There is no way they can force you to purchase a contract in store or walk out empty handed. Get real. When you purchase a product in America you have the right to receive it untampered from manufacturer. That means in the box wrapped up when you pay. They can offer rebates and incentives to do it their preferred method but nothing more.
Last edited by listenclose; 06-09-2008 at 09:11 PM.1win.1 loss.1 draw
06-09-2008, 09:11 PM #170
Well I dont see how your going to buy an 3G iPhone since you now have to activate in store and not in iTunes
06-09-2008, 09:17 PM #171
EDIT: No one is forcing to buy this phone, you can buy one of the dozens of other smartphones out there. However, if you want THIS phone, you'll have to be with AT&T.
06-09-2008, 09:17 PM #172
my guess because of the cheaper price at&t will make sure you activate before you leave.
06-09-2008, 09:18 PM #173
damn....lost a customer looks like im keeping my 1st gen
imagine the queue on release day though if everyone has to go through a 5 minute sit down activation process in-store? They might send you home to activate just to keep the queues down
06-09-2008, 09:21 PM #174
Lol its going to more than 5 mins I can tell you, they have to do a credit check on you and everything im guessing ten mins. IM CAMPIN OUT!....again(I hate lines)
06-09-2008, 09:21 PM #175
06-09-2008, 09:22 PM #176
You dont get it, if you dont sign the contract you cant have the phone. Its not like before and theirs no grantee that old methods like ziPhone works anymore
06-09-2008, 09:25 PM #177
this is so stupid..... i think im gonna stay with my iphone..
like what if we arent with at&t..they are gonna lose a lot of money doin this....
feel sorry for anyone who sold there phone..
but im sure there is a way around it in the future.... stupid iphone at&t policy...
why cant it just be like all other phones...
06-09-2008, 09:26 PM #178
The firmware is the same 2.0 that will ship to 1st gen. And it's already cracked. The only problem now is the new iTunes. The AppleMobileDeviceService is new and need to be reverse engineered.
There is a way to purchase it as pre-paid ?
06-09-2008, 09:28 PM #1791win.1 loss.1 draw
06-09-2008, 09:28 PM #180
Because "revolutions" come at a price. You want the tech you have to give up some freedom(or rebel and hack everything in sight)