ok. Well I found the Pixi Plus guide by Kitty and read through it, and it seems like the process will be the same for Pre 2 so I guess that question has been answered. There was no warning to not create a profile until after the phone was put on a plan with data, so I guess it's negligible. Will update when the phone is online.
So, anyone else have one? Seems like a really nice phone, and I like the UI.