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Martin42 Level 1 (15 points)

Is it possible to activate over WiFi without a SIM?


Just got an officially-unlocked iPhone 5 direct from Apple UK.   Don't yet have a SIM card for it.  The wizard successfully connects to my WiFi network, then it seems to attempt activation.  Then it says "Failed", and suggests inserting a SIM.


Are the activation servers overloaded?  Or is a SIM card always needed?




- Martin


PS: it's annoying that an officially unlocked handset needs activation at all.  If I pay full price instead of getting a operator contract subsidy, then IMHO it should just work.

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