Activation issues? (Any carrier)
So I get my phone, I'm trying to activate with AT&T it and it takes a few minutes and then I get a message saying that they were unable to complete my activation, something about not able to connect to the server and they will e-mail me when I can continue to set up my phone...
I am tying this now for a 3rd attempt.
This is not going well so far.
Anyone else getting this issue?
- 10-14-2011, 09:30 AM #2
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Same deal here. Very frustrating. I had this happen when I got my 3GS but atleast you got to the running IOS and at that point I just swapped sims and it worked until they activated the other sim 24 or more hours later. But with this you can't get past activation.
- 10-14-2011, 11:23 AM #13iMore Intermediate
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How are Sprint activations going?
Do you need to use Itunes to activate on Sprint, or can you do it through the Sprint website or by calling into Sprint??
Waiting anxiously for UPS to arrive. They usually get here late afternoon when Itunes will likely be slammed.
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- 10-14-2011, 11:52 AM #16iPhone Newbie
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My new Verizon-based 4S arrived and I am having trouble activating. Appears the activation servers are getting hammered, but I expected that. Screen keeps saying activation failed and to try again in a few minutes. I will oblige.
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- 10-14-2011, 12:58 PM #17
I have been waiting for 3 hours so far. Got my phone at 10AM and it is 1PM and still no activation. If I trusted that I would get an email and it would be activated, I would calm down.
We are leaving on vacation in the AM and I would like to get it going before I depart!!
Oh the perils of the early adopters!
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- 10-14-2011, 01:39 PM #20
I tried about 8 times. I dont think you need to do it over and over again. Once your request goes through, it happens automatically. I was on my ninth try, then got a phone call on my Iphone 4 so I stopped at "enable location services". Five minutes into my phone call, the call dropped and I had no service. Came back to my Iphone 4s and it was activated.
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- 10-14-2011, 02:20 PM #23iMore Newbie
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For the second time I've skated right through the activation on the phone and it proceeds to restore from backup. Problem is, the phone is never activated. No activation errors displayed on the screen. Once everything is restored, I have no ability to force an activation in iTunes or on the phone itself.
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