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Topic # 23791 9-Jul-2008 07:51
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I have a 1st Generation Iphone and was wondering if anyone knows whether you can activate through itunes now that vodafone is an apple reseller? Would be great to say bye bye to all the hacking days, really getting irritating

vodafone lists that activation occurs at itunes:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/iphone/activation.pdf

and

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/iphone/support/

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Reply # 145212 9-Jul-2008 07:59
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What do you really think ROFL



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  Reply # 145215 9-Jul-2008 08:05
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I think that after seeing the marketing manager for vodafone crucified on TV and him mentioning that "we have over 5000 iphone users in New Zealand already!" that vodafone wont want these extra "customers" to go to waste.

But then again this is vodafone.

Does anyone know how activation works? as in does it register a unique imei against a database or is it sim card dependant?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 145221 9-Jul-2008 08:11
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Question. What is the best way to ID a device on a mobile network SIM (imsi) or IMEI



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  Reply # 145231 9-Jul-2008 08:44
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More helpful people/information here:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7043174&#7043174

and

http://forums.wireless.att.com/cng/board/message?board.id=apple&message.id=27365

seems that a vodafone sim card will work. fingers crossed.

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Reply # 145249 9-Jul-2008 09:23
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The first Gen iPhones  were SIM locked to some networks (except the ones in France). It's not even a question of activation, but if it would work on Vodafone.

Obviously to unlock it means it would automatically work on Vodafone. So why would you need activation?







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  Reply # 145254 9-Jul-2008 09:36
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I guess my theory is to upgrade/restore the first gen iphone to 2.0 when its out and activate it the legit way through itunes, rather than wait till someone hacks it.

Itunes 7.7 will detect it as a new phone and require activation as I will be registering it as vodafone?

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  Reply # 145267 9-Jul-2008 09:53
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timdej: I guess my theory is to upgrade/restore the first gen iphone to 2.0 when its out and activate it the legit way through itunes, rather than wait till someone hacks it.

Itunes 7.7 will detect it as a new phone and require activation as I will be registering it as vodafone?

My logic:
iTunes knows that it's a 1st Gen iPhone. Therefore should only genuinely work on their original networks.
So when you flash it to 2.0, it'll still require the old network SIM to be present. I don't think Apple will just slip up like this, and go backwards, or else many people with unlocked 1st Gen iPhones outside in other countries could also do the same.




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  Reply # 145272 9-Jul-2008 10:00
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manhinli:
timdej: I guess my theory is to upgrade/restore the first gen iphone to 2.0 when its out and activate it the legit way through itunes, rather than wait till someone hacks it.

Itunes 7.7 will detect it as a new phone and require activation as I will be registering it as vodafone?

My logic:
iTunes knows that it's a 1st Gen iPhone. Therefore should only genuinely work on their original networks.
So when you flash it to 2.0, it'll still require the old network SIM to be present. I don't think Apple will just slip up like this, and go backwards, or else many people with unlocked 1st Gen iPhones outside in other countries could also do the same.

Good point.

If that scenario is true, anyone who buys a 1st gen off ebay will have to hack.

Another scenario i was thinking that it will accomodate old phones.  Say I brought the phone in USA, used it there and moved to NZ.  I still should be able to signup with Vodafone.

I am anticipating that itunes will have more service providers to choose from when 7.7 comes out.

Not much help from vodafone, their official line is "its up to apple"...

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  Reply # 145274 9-Jul-2008 10:05
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timdej:
manhinli:
timdej: I guess my theory is to upgrade/restore the first gen iphone to 2.0 when its out and activate it the legit way through itunes, rather than wait till someone hacks it.

Itunes 7.7 will detect it as a new phone and require activation as I will be registering it as vodafone?

My logic:
iTunes knows that it's a 1st Gen iPhone. Therefore should only genuinely work on their original networks.
So when you flash it to 2.0, it'll still require the old network SIM to be present. I don't think Apple will just slip up like this, and go backwards, or else many people with unlocked 1st Gen iPhones outside in other countries could also do the same.

Good point.

If that scenario is true, anyone who buys a 1st gen off ebay will have to hack.

Another scenario i was thinking that it will accomodate old phones.  Say I brought the phone in USA, used it there and moved to NZ.  I still should be able to signup with Vodafone.

I am anticipating that itunes will have more service providers to choose from when 7.7 comes out.

Not much help from vodafone, their official line is "its up to apple"...

Ah...

I think it is a really hard matter - "moving" somewhere and saying the iPhone should still be able to use the iPhone supported network at the new location.

You can always try. Laughing




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