How do I know which iPhone is mine?

psylichon

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May seem like a silly question, but it just dawned on me that this is the first time I've preordered 2 identical iPhones. I've always known which one would activate to me and which to my wife's number by the memory size printed on the box.

I can't remember if there's any identifying marks on the shipping boxes as to which number it belongs to. It's important because I'm going to be at work when my wife activates hers (so jealous), and I don't want it to deactivate the sim in my current iPhone.
 

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Who is your carrier?
They should be able to look it up and tell you by the number in the system that goes with what phone.
 
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May seem like a silly question, but it just dawned on me that this is the first time I've preordered 2 identical iPhones. I've always known which one would activate to me and which to my wife's number by the memory size printed on the box.

I can't remember if there's any identifying marks on the shipping boxes as to which number it belongs to. It's important because I'm going to be at work when my wife activates hers (so jealous), and I don't want it to deactivate the sim in my current iPhone.
Don't quote me on this, but if I remember correctly from past pre-orders and purchases for the iPhone, there is a receipt in the box, or a order paper that says the number it is for or was ordered/purchased for.
 

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AT&T. My wife won't want to deal with all that and will probably wait for me if it comes to that.
 

psylichon

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Don't quote me on this, but if I remember correctly from past pre-orders and purchases for the iPhone, there is a receipt in the box, or a order paper that says the number it is for or was ordered/purchased for.
Oops, my bad. ;)
 

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There's usually a sticker on the plastic that wraps the box that has the number on it.
 

psylichon

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Wifey has to pick me up from work to go get my car at the shop. I'm having her bring my phone so I can activate it on the ride over. I won't have a spare minute ... there will barely be enough time to properly enjoy it, help my wife set up hers, get the essentials on mine (we're not restoring from backup), and also wipe clean and send off our current iPhones before I have to head back into the studio for an evening session.

Then I get to clean, prep, and cook for my 2-yr-old's birthday party on Saturday. But that's another story...
 

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There's usually a sticker on the plastic that wraps the box that has the number on it.
I vaguely remember this as well. I only preordered once 2 years ago with the 4, and I didn't pay much attention because it was easy to tell from the 16/32GB marking.
 

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Yes when I did a update from 4 to 4s there was a sticker with the phone # on the box aswell.
 

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Well, the only number she could find was hers. On both of them. So we'll just activate them together and find out then.
 

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Well, the only number she could find was hers. On both of them. So we'll just activate them together and find out then.
yes just activate it & look under setting>phone. Number will be at the top
 

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When you turn on the phone for the first time, it asks you questions and eventually shows you the telephone number assigned to that phone when you ordered..