After a 13 hour WAIT...Now THIS? THX AT&T!

thedwp

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What the frick? This is very frustrating. I know there are a lot of people activating but common...this just shows that Apple did their part and AT&T dropped the ball. i'm sure Apple is PO'd at them for not beefing up their activation servers. When you're a stellar company like Apple and you take on a partner....this is what happens, now Apple will get the blame because most people don't understand how this stuff works.

Ok, I feel better now. But my phone is STILL not activated.
 

Platinum

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Goto sleep and wait until tomorrow.
 

Suppy7

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just to be clear did you select a plan yet?

or are you just at the point when the phone says "Waiting for AT&T Activation - This May Take Some Time"
 

ahactor

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I'm getting really tired of people complaining about "big bad AT&T". Cingular, the new AT&T, has always been a great company. Excuse me, but why would AT&T NEED big servers?!? Usually it is all just in stores. You don't usually activate phones online like this. I'm sure if 3 million people tried to buy something on Apple.com all at once those servers wouldn't work too well either. Honestly, just show some patience. We have waited 5 months for this product, another day won't hurt at all.
 

jwolthuis

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Ditto I would kill a PIG to be in your shoes
Please... take this 5 oz brick off my hands. AT&T screwed up big time with their overwhelmed activation servers.

I'm so glad I spent the entire day waiting in the hot sun, dropping 2 x $600, only to sit here, staring at two worthless unactivated coasters.
 

ahactor

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Please... take this 5 oz brick off my hands. AT&T screwed up big time with their overwhelmed activation servers.

I'm so glad I spent the entire day waiting in the hot sun, dropping 2 x $600, only to sit here, staring at two worthless unactivated coasters.
Sure! Let's say $100? =P
 

elbodude

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Please... take this 5 oz brick off my hands. AT&T screwed up big time with their overwhelmed activation servers.

I'm so glad I spent the entire day waiting in the hot sun, dropping 2 x $600, only to sit here, staring at two worthless unactivated coasters.

Me thinks you don't have the phone.
 

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Please... take this 5 oz brick off my hands. AT&T screwed up big time with their overwhelmed activation servers.

I'm so glad I spent the entire day waiting in the hot sun, dropping 2 x $600, only to sit here, staring at two worthless unactivated coasters.
 

prolix21

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same boat here. sitting here waiting for it to get activated. email is telling me 24 hours? i can't even play with teh phone on wifi, its still stuck on its 'activeate iPhone' screen.

sigh. oh well
 

jwolthuis

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Me thinks you don't have the phone.
I'd send you a pic, but my iPhone isn't activated. It's stuck on, "Activate iPhone. Connect to iTunes. Slide for Emergency".

I'll repost if/when I hear from AT&T.
 

thedwp

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I'm getting really tired of people complaining about "big bad AT&T". Cingular, the new AT&T, has always been a great company. Excuse me, but why would AT&T NEED big servers?!? Usually it is all just in stores. You don't usually activate phones online like this. I'm sure if 3 million people tried to buy something on Apple.com all at once those servers wouldn't work too well either. Honestly, just show some patience. We have waited 5 months for this product, another day won't hurt at all.
You said it...except we've waited 6 mths..apple got their products to market, they did their part. AT&T knew it was going to be crazy so they should have prepared...they had more than 6 mths just like Apple did....Yes, they do activate in the stores but they have central & regional servers, it's not a magic box under the store counter.

My point is, they had to know, they should have prepared their system. and btw, I've been a VERY satisfied Cingular/ATT Customer for years.
 

thedwp

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just to be clear did you select a plan yet?

or are you just at the point when the phone says "Waiting for AT&T Activation - This May Take Some Time"
Yes, I selected a plan, it's waiting for activation.
 

ahactor

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My point is, they had to know, they should have prepared their system. and btw, I've been a VERY satisfied Cingular/ATT Customer for years.
Me too. But think about it, it makes no sense to buy a bunch of extra servers just for one day.
 

thedwp

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More than anything, I rely on my cell phone for my businesss and right now, I'm cut-off. When I activated the iPhone, it de-activated my black-berry, so I'm flyin' blind.
 

kneshoba

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I activated with in 2 min no lie I live in OKC 200 phones per att store 1/2 and 1/2 (4gb and 8gb) 7 stores.
 

ash

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I live in OKC also and the AT&T store I went to (in Crossroads Mall) had only 40 phones. Luckily I was #30 in a line of over 100 people! I wonder why the Crossroads Mall got so few.

But I also activated w/in about 2 minutes. It was awesome!