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    Default Buying an iPhone 4 but not activating

    I bought an iPhone 4 on Apple.com as it was time for my number to upgrade. The phone arived in the mail un-activated and asked me to plug into iTunes.

    What happens if I don't activate? Will I be charged within a certain number of days since the iphone won't have a contract but will still be locked? Does it just become unactivatable? Will I be able to buy another iPhone for the same number but with the early upgrade fee?

    With jailbreaking right around the corner I wouldn't mind not activating...
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    Activating won't change how you can or cannot jailbreak it.

    The jailbreak that Comex has working is a userland jailbreak that will require your iPhone be activated to use anyways. It does NOT do hacktivation ( to my knowledge ).

    You bought the device and it used up your upgrade with your carrier. If you don't activate I don't think they care, you extended your contract with them already. The only way to roll that back would be to return the phone. You will NOT be able to order another iPhone for the same number with the early or any other non full price upgrade. It will not become unactivatable.

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