Can't activate new iPhone (V1), suggestions?

TNTITANS7

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I was on the pay-as-you-go plan, but jumped back to blackberry (various reasons). I kept my iPhone as expensive ipod. Noticed cracked screen last week, went to Apple store today and they gave me new iPhone. I went to iTunes to activate and now it says unable to activate, invalid mobile number and I must go to AT&T store. Surely they will activate even though I'm not using it as a phone? Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

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I was on the pay-as-you-go plan, but jumped back to blackberry (various reasons). I kept my iPhone as expensive ipod. Noticed cracked screen last week, went to Apple store today and they gave me new iPhone. I went to iTunes to activate and now it says unable to activate, invalid mobile number and I must go to AT&T store. Surely they will activate even though I'm not using it as a phone? Any suggestions? Thanks.
Jailbreak and unlock. That way, you avoid the iTunes activation page. if your iPhone is stock 1.1.4, try Pwnage. Easy to use and safe.
 

TNTITANS7

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Jailbreak and unlock. That way, you avoid the iTunes activation page. if your iPhone is stock 1.1.4, try Pwnage. Easy to use and safe.

I'm not a tech guy, so bear with me. Today when I got back from Apple, I tried to sync with iTunes. It took about 30 minutes (retoring firmware, etc) and then it asked about phone number and boom, I could not activate. Went to ATT store and they said I had to have phone number to activate. The sold me a $15 prepaid sim with phone number. I came home tried to sync and same issue. Called ATT, and they told me same thing, ipphone cannot be activated without phone number. So...

you say I can jailbreak & unlock and get around this, how? I assume I have firmware 2.o after trying to sync today. I can't do anything on the phone currently except dial 911. Again, I just want to use all the device features except the phone, but I can't get past the activation issue. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks....Jeff
 

TNTITANS7

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Wait you got a brand new iPhone? For Free?

Yes, Apple replaced my 9 month old V1 iPhone with new V1 iPhone due to the cracked screen.

So, my pal at work jailbroke and unlocked the new iPhone and it's running 1.1.4 and I now have access to iTunes. My question - if I upgrade to 2.0 will I brick the phone? thoughts? suggestions? thanks!