iPhone activation question

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shutter13

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Our home area has been without cell service since Tuesday. I just spoke with an AT&T tech again and he said they expected to have it fixed by Monday. He stressed that was the worst case scenario, but my experience with this sort of thing tells me to prepare for the worst.

So basically I need to know if my new iPhone will activate without cell service? I am currently using wifi calling at my home and once I travel approximately 10-15 miles from my house I pick up another tower and can get service. So should I expect to jump in the car tomorrow to activate my new phone or will it activate over wifi.