How long does it take a contract phone to activate?

If I get a new phone on contract tomorrow how long before I can start using the phone?

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blizzard7  Sep. 9, 2011 at 16:12

As soon as you get it :)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 9, 2011 at 16:41

It'll be activated before you leave the shop, or as soon as it arrives, if you bought it online. Well that's in the UK with a GSM based phone. In the US (and Japan), with CDMA phones, you have to register the phone with the network when you get it. So, I don't know if this is an instant process like GSM phones.


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