Activating the iPhone
Activating the iPhone
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Activating the iPhone

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[ music ] ^M00:00:01 >> Rich DeMuro with CNET TV on a potentially very sad day. You see, it's the day I'm giving up my Motorola Q for a phone you might have heard of, the iPhone. So I'm gonna activate it right now for the very first time and take you along on the process. [ music ] >> iTunes has recognized my iPhone. It's now in a device list. So the first screen I get, welcome to your new iPhone. Let's get started. Activate your phone with AT and T, register and get an iTunes store account which, in case you don't have one, put your contacts, music and more on your iPhone. I'm gonna press continue. Are you a new or existing AT and T, formerly known as Cingular, customer. I am a new AT and T wireless customer. Probably like many people buying the iPhone. All right, transfer your existing mobile number? No, I don't have one. Continue. All right. Select your plan. I am gonna start out with the low priced 59.99 plan. If you have an Apple id, enter it in here. Please wait while Apple authenticates you. That happened quick. Now it's asking for my date of birth. You must be 18 years old. Now here's the interesting part. You do need to put in your social security number which is a little weird for some people going through iTunes, but it's a standard credit application for a cell phone so, not too big of a deal and there is a little lock on the side, above the AT and T logo, so you know that this is a secure site. Okay, accept the iPhone terms and conditions. We'll pretend I read it all. Now here's the AT and T service agreement. The early termination fee is 175 dollars. Here's all my information. I have my billing address, my plan, my one time activation fee of 36 dollars. AT and T is processing my activation, this can take up to 3 minutes. Hope I'm approved. Looks like somethings happening. Congratulations, AT and T is activating your iPhone and I have my new mobile phone number and my iPhone has now lit up. It is activating my AT and T service. To set up and sync this phone, press continue. Name my iPhone. I'm gonna say Rich's iPhone. Automatically sync contacts, calendars, email accounts and bookmarks. Let's do it. Okay, so now you're presented with a standard sync screen and you have all of your options to sync everything. Now because this is only 8 gigabytes, I'm gonna have to really be choosy about what I put on my iPhone. It's not gonna hold everything in my iTunes library. ^M00:02:26 [ music ] ^M00:02:30 >> Now I just realized something. They didn't ask for my credit card information while I was signing up. So they must already have my credit card stored from my iTunes account which is really interesting. Maybe they'll send me a bill. Maybe I won't get one. So right now I have 7.23 gigs available on my iPhone and it's gonna start syncing everything. It's gonna take a little bit of time, so I'll come back when it's all done. ^M00:02:52 [ music ] ^M00:02:57 >> It's been 25 minutes and my iPhone is now synced up. It says, iPhone sync is complete. So I have 2 gigs of audio, 2.3 gigs of video, 200 megabytes of photos and still 2 and a half gigs of free space left. Of course I didn't put everything on there just yet, but that's it. My iPhone sync is complete. Disconnect it for the first time ever. There we go. And it says iPhone is activated. I'm gonna take off the plastic for the first time and that's it. [ music ] >> There it is. iPhone ready to go. Pretty simple activation process, all done in the comfort of your home. Very fast. Now I just have to wait for the bill to come in the mail. I'm Rich DeMuro with CNET TV, hope you enjoy. ^M00:03:53 [ music ]

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