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Thread: How do you activate iPhone 4 if you don't have AT&T

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    Default How do you activate iPhone 4 if you don't have AT&T
    Any guides available on what to do yet ?

    I have one iPhone 4 that is an upgrade (with AT&T account) but another iPhone 4 bought with no contract to be JB and unlock and used with another carrier. How do I go about activating that one ?

    Is there an hacktivation for iPhone 4 yet ?

    Please advise.

    Thanks.

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    just pop in the sim from the other iPhone4 and after it's "activated" in iTunes then pull it out..

    Thats all!!

    now you have an iPhone 4 that runs and is not on emergency mode. it will just say no sim.. but you can use it otherwise. And just wait for a jailbreak to come out.
    Last edited by destro23; 2010-06-23 at 08:44 PM.

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    OK, thanks. I'll try it.

    I just thought with AT&T's instructions on how to activate (see pics) they were asserting more control on iPhone 4's activation.




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    activate the one like normal (just like you wanted to in the first place) and then pop the sim in the other and fire up iTunes see what happens from there. iTunes should 'activate' it.

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    yea just give them a call, have your phone on they will ask you for you some ID numbers and your account number.

    Done.

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    What if I am in Canada and I do not have any AT&T activated sim cards.... ?
    Is there any way to activate iPhone4 with no preactivated AT&T card ? I have prepaid AT&T card - will it help ?
    Thank you,
    Vlad

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinzer View Post
    What if I am in Canada and I do not have any AT&T activated sim cards.... ?
    Is there any way to activate iPhone4 with no preactivated AT&T card ? I have prepaid AT&T card - will it help ?
    Thank you,
    Vlad
    bump for answer

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    how can u buy iphone4 without contract? How can i get one? Thanks

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    You can get one from ebay

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    I'm getting mine from radioshack. I think you cam get from AT&T too.

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    You can buy unlocked iPhone 4 in the UK for 499 in the apple store

    Question: if the phone was never locked in the first place is it still called unlocked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westonben View Post
    You can buy unlocked iPhone 4 in the UK for 499 in the apple store

    Question: if the phone was never locked in the first place is it still called unlocked?
    Those are called factory unlocked. How much in USD is 499 ? and can you buy from apple store UK, if you live in the US ?

    Will they ship it across the pond or you need a UK address ?

    Thx.

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    Doubt they'd ship but maybe. 499 is $750.

    You just need a friend in the UK to ship it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC_OZ View Post
    Those are called factory unlocked. How much in USD is 499 ? and can you buy from apple store UK, if you live in the US ?

    Will they ship it across the pond or you need a UK address ?

    Thx.


    499 to US Dollar Conversion

    here ya go

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinzer View Post
    What if I am in Canada and I do not have any AT&T activated sim cards.... ?
    Is there any way to activate iPhone4 with no preactivated AT&T card ? I have prepaid AT&T card - will it help ?
    Thank you,
    Vlad
    Can anyone answer this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinzer View Post
    What if I am in Canada and I do not have any AT&T activated sim cards.... ?
    Is there any way to activate iPhone4 with no preactivated AT&T card ? I have prepaid AT&T card - will it help ?
    Thank you,
    Vlad
    I cannot speak for Iphone 4. But you can certainly activate every other Iphone with a prepaid ATT card.

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    i just picked up my ATT cell phone and brought it back to montreal....it comes with a blank micro sim card, and thats enough to activate the phone so you can use it....all i had to do was plug into computer with itunes, no line needed. but i decided that its pointless, and by the time the unlock comes out, i can just get one from rogers. its a sick phone, gorgeous screen, but without a line attached, its really nothing special. ill stick to my 3gs until i can get a factory unlocked (so i can use it in canada, us, and israel where i travel the most)

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    just went to apple store in FL, They're selling iphone 4 without contract too, 16GB $599, 32GB $699.

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    Well ya you can unlock it but unless you have some sort of unlocked sim or a magic sim shrinker you still have the issue of the micro sim so no matter what you can't use it. I don't have an iphone 4 yet but from what I hear they are micro sims

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    Ok man this is by far the easiest way to unlock a iphone, just buy an AT&T sim card, but keep in mind the iphone 4 uses a micro sim card you're used to seeing wont work. i know a few AT&T stores that convert your sims and theres some stensils online you can buy for cheap so u can cut your card yourself.

    I just bought a sim card on ebay for 2.69 and got that **** in a day, i recommend this seller

    AT&T SIM CARD 3G NEW VERSION - eBay (item 130400342374 end time Jul-13-10 14:59:57 PDT)

    Just put the sim card in while its connected to itunes and it should just pass by without really activating the sim card or anything

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