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Old September 29th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by LazrRocketArm View Post
I just want the phone. In the box. Unopened.
Originally Posted by Pepe7698 View Post
AT&T phones do not have to be "activated." Just open the box and pop in your SIM. The new phone will come w/ a new SIM, do not activate it because it will zap whatever SIM card belonged to the line that was upgraded.
Then you have to buy it online. Pepe is correct that GSM phones do not "have to be activated" however if you go to an ATT store, Costco or any retail store they will activate them, no option. If you buy it online you get a sealed box and activate it yourself. You may find an exception or 2 for some people who get a dumb rep but that is the "rule."

Only if you pay FULL RETAIL (no contract) at AT&T will they just hand you the sealed box.
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