It appears Apple and AT&T are bringing back the home activation for the iPhone. Going to their site you will find an advert telling all about purchasing the iPhone online and being able to activate it from home. It appears that this was brought fourth just for the holidays.
Those of us who are still without the iPhone 3G can now put it on our Christmas List. No more waiting in line for someone to lookup your account info, just order and activate from your couch. It looks is if Walmart is not going to be able to sell as many as they had hoped if customers no longer need to leave their homes.
Activating an iPhone from home is as simple as plugging it into iTunes and following a set of on-screen instructions. This only applies to those looking to sign a two-year agreement. Customers who wish to upgrade to the iPhone 3G sill need to go down to the store to purchase the device. We are still waiting to hear back on details regarding this offer.