What do you do though if you need to activate it under a different number than you ordered it under, if you can't do a *228?
I know everything has to go completely thorugh iTunes. However, you have to first activate the iPhone under the line that you purhcased it under (assuming you did it for the 2 year pricing), or you at least have to agree to the terms and conditions of the 2 year contract still, and then you can move it to the line you want it to. However, if plug it into iTunes immediately to activate it, how do you get it to the other number then?
Just talked to Verizon Wireless Tech Support - finally someone who was helpful and knew what was going on! And, for the record, *228 DOES/WILL WORK with the iPhone. Here are the steps we need to take to activate the phone on another number than it was ordered under:
(1) Once you receive the iPhone, you must connect it to iTunes, in order to accept the terms and conditions of the 2 year agreement which the phone was initially orderd on.
(2) After that, you can remove the phone from iTunes, and do the *228 to activate the phone under whatever number you want it to be activated under. According to the tech support rep, just accepting the terms and conditions of the 2 year agreement WILL NOT remove whatever phone you have on the line that you purchased it under. I really don't know if I believe that.....and, if it does, all you need to do is then take the phone that was initially on the other line and do a *228 in order to put it back on.
There definitely IS a *228 for iPhone 4. After you activate it online through the website you would call *228 to program your phone. At least this is true for me. I had a different phone number issued to me through the iPhone 4 so I had to program it to read my correct number and *228 option 1 is how you do that. You don't need to sit on the phone with verizon for hours as people here have done. Just go to websitw and click activate phone link.
As far as ringtones are concerned, the iPhone supports only be in one of these two formats:
mono 32bit 32khz .mp3
mono 16bit 16khz .mp3
I admit I may be misunderstanding this, but any ringtones you wish to use on the iPhone have to be converted to .m4r. You can either do this manually or you can use a ringtone app to help create them. If your previous ringtones are already created and are not protected then it's possible that you can by pass the ringtone app and just convert each ringtone to the correct extension and then sync them. That was what I was able to do since I had previously made ringtones for my BB using iTunes. I just had to manually change the extension from .m4a to .m4r so that they would show in the ringtone folder in iTunes and sync to the iPhone. Otherwise, the ringtones synced to the iPhone but would not play as ringtones.