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Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 8:46 PM

Activation timeline

I bought a new phone but want to wait till Christmas to activate it. Will I be able to wait? 

ACE - Sage


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3 months ago

Usually not.  Generally AT&T force activates phones within a week of shipment. It is to prevent fraud and theft. If you purchase the phone as a gift, and told AT&T at the time that it was a gift, they may have reserved activation until Christmas. But you need to iron that out with them.

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