Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to Gary 87239069)
You can activate the phone by connecting it to iTunes (make sure the computer is connected to Internet) or on the phone itself (connection to 3G or Wifi network is needed). Follow the prompts.
* A micro-SIM card from a compatible and supported carrier. List of supported carriers can be found here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937
* In case of carrier locked iPhone, a SIM card from the same carrier is required to activate the iPhone or your iPhone will not be activated.