Beware of the Boonies!
This past weekend, I traveled to see my folks and go camping with my. We got the camper setup and i left my iPhone in the camper as I wa going to use it for an alarm clock.
After being in a non-cell area for about 6-8 hours... my phone started to vibrate in 2-pulse increments a few time. I really think much of it. When I went to check my alarm and set it for the morning... I was greeted with the "Connect to iTunes" screen. What the...!
So I restarted my iPhone and I got the message, "Could not Activate iPhone" click "Okay". Now non of the third party apps work! I could not get any of my games or any app to run... I am assuming because of the "Could not Activate iPhone" message.
I am now re-syncing the iPhone to see if I get a working ohone now that I am in an AT&T service area.
*** My 2 cents ***
I know that AT&T and Apple want to crack down on Jailbreaking offenders... but if I bring my iPhone in a non-cell area.... DON"T KILL THE PHONE and APPS! Just render the phone as "not in cell area"... keep all apps active so I can use them. If I was in a long business meeting and the same thing happened... I would not be very happy!
Has anyone else have similar issues with being out of cell tower range?