So when all this started.. one of the ways to activate the phone was to open an account, then cancel it and keep the phone. I went this way on my NEW iPhone, since the first one i bought died and they wouldnt warranty it since it was never activated with AT&T.
I just called AT&T to cancel the account, and they told me the only way they could cancel it was to either take it to the Apple store and return the phone, or they charge me $175..
I know people have activated/canceled/kept the phone... how do you do that??!?!?