Popped a SIM into a Galaxy Note and found this lovely message. There’s no way around the activation process on the desktop which makes little sense to me. I’m not a new or novice user and this is far from the first device I’ve even activated on AT&T. Having gone through the desktop process now I see they want to make it theoretically easier for a user to add their account credentials and tweak some basic home screen settings, but that’s really not hard in your hand. It would be nice to see a choice.
I can’t even use the Note until a code gets sent back to the handset.
Actually … with a few extra taps back you can apparently exit out and start with a Google Account, but that’s not exactly obvious.