Apple Outlines Essential Items for iPhone Purchase

Apple recently shared details on the purchase process for the iPhone 3G, including essential items to bring along for a smooth in-store activation.

This service is available exclusively at Apple’s retail outlets.

“Our Specialists are on hand to assist you in selecting your iPhone, verifying network coverage in your area, choosing a suitable rate plan, going over the contract details, and most importantly, activating your iPhone quickly,” details the information on Apple’s site.

To expedite the activation process, Apple recommends bringing the following:

  • Credit card

  • Social security number

  • Valid government-issued photo ID

  • Current wireless account number and password or PIN (for those new to AT&T)

Additionally, Apple offers guidance for new iPhone users on how to prepare their data for transfer to the new device.

More information is available on Apple’s Where to Buy website.

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