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O2 Ireland confirms two-step iPhone activation

updated 11:45 am EDT, Tue July 1, 2008

O2 on iPhone activation

The activation process for the iPhone 3G should indeed be in two steps, O2 Ireland has confirmed. As part of its release information on the 3G, the company has mentioned that the first part of activation will involve the SIM card being activated in-store. To actually use the phone, however, people will then have to sync the phone with their computer's copy of iTunes, and run through a separate series of activation steps.

The details of this second half are unclear, but it has been rumored that they may involve the App Store and special billing requirements. The in-store half of the activation has generally been considered the more important side of the equation, due not only to worries of lines on launch day, but the effective halting of unlocking for those not willing to spend on early termination costs or a prepaid device.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    it's 3 steps...

    In Ireland with O2 (Telefonica) the first step is to bend over and brace yourself for a serious helping of prison love in the form of the outrageous tariffs they are imposing compared to their own operations in other EU countries. Common market my a**!!!

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