Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to shortstop1982)
Then you're hosed. If the SIM slot is physically bad, then you can't activate it at all since it requires a SIM to do so. make an appointment at the genius bar. They can replace the phone for $149.
Personally, I think it would be smarter to just buy an iPod and sell the phone for parts.