Apple starts iPhone 3G online signup

As I reported yesterday, Apple has started to offer an online signup process for the iPhone 3G. This new process allows you to:

  1. Enter your billing information.
  2. Review eligibility and pricing.
  3. Select your AT&T rate plan.

Once you’re done, choose your closest Apple Retail Store and let us know when you’d like to come in to complete your purchase. An Apple Specialist will be ready to help you personalize your new iPhone 3G, make calls, browse the web, receive email, and more.

This “at home” option generated a lot of rumors over the weekend but it turns out that you will still have to go an Apple Store to complete the activation of your device. Apparently, you can’t go through the online process and activate in an AT&T Store, but this option may come soon.