iPhone Activations Down

DUKEL

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I bought a iPhone today but when I tried to activate it iTunes says "iPhone Activations are Unavailable at this time" Does this mean that they are no longer activating iPhones through iTunes or is it just temporarily down?:oops:
 

jjvaldez

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that sucks call Apple support 1800 MY APPLE or try calling att?
 

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When I got mine it took me a few trys, you may want to do what JJ said. I called AT&T who told me to take it to an At&t store but eventually the website (iTunes) let me do it.
 

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When I got mine it took me a few trys, you may want to do what JJ said. I called AT&T who told me to take it to an At&t store but eventually the website (iTunes) let me do it.
Well I remember having problems before when getting to the actual activation portion of the process. This seems different though, the error message comes up as soon as I connect my iPhone.
 

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Take it to an At&t store if you have one close by tomorrow, I am sure they can help, maybe it's the phone. Did you get it at Apple or At&t?
 

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I know it's annoying, but I'll bet anything that it's temporary. Give it 6-12 hours.
 

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Wait. Whyd you buy an iPhone today? Are you planning on returning it for the iPhone 3G?
 

DUKEL

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Well its a new day and still no activations are allowed. Maybe the iTunes activations are no more.
 

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No way! I can't believe that. What did AT&T say?
 

DUKEL

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Wait. Whyd you buy an iPhone today? Are you planning on returning it for the iPhone 3G?
Because I want to have one on my acct. so I will still be eligible for the $199 pricing when the new one comes out. I had switched to a regular phone when I hear this nonsense about current iPhone customers getting the subsidized cost while other uneligible for upgrade customers(me)will have to full price. So I went out and bought a gen1 for cheap.
 
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When I called AT&T about this matter (i was planning on getting the current iPhone instead of 3G because i don't need the new features nor do i want to pay $10 more a month) the lady told me you should be able to activate them until July 11th and you will be grandfathered in for $20 a month even though the new iPhone 3g will be $30. So im not really sure why its not working online. When i called they told me everything should be working fine.
 

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Well after being transferred back & forth between AT&T and Apple and they both told me activations were not down and it was a problem with my sim, I decided to call Apple one more time and this time I get a whold different story. He consults a senior product specialist and confirms iPhone activations ARE currently experiencing issues on the server and willl be up by afternoon or tomorrow morning. I guess you get a diff. story each time you call.
 

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They probably don't really know. I would wait until tomorrow and take it to an AT&T store. There you can get a new sim from them and try to activate it. IF that doesn't work, then you'll know that their activations are in fact down. I hope this isn't going to be a problem on 7/11 because I'm looking to add an iPhone account on my son's number when I pass my current first gen down.
 
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If I were you I would try to do it sooner. From what the lady told me you wont be able to activate them after the 11th. But they could just be saying that to encourage you to wait for the iPhone 3G, so who knows.
 

DUKEL

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Yes! iPhone activations are back up & running. Just connected 5mins. ago and successfuly activated my iPhone. Now this time I'm gonna keep the iPhone until the actual 3G phone is in my hand. I better get the good pricing too.:laugh2:
 
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Question....can we keep the old iPhone on the plan and get the new one activated in the store under the same phone number and still be billed the same rate as having just one iPhone?
 

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Question....can we keep the old iPhone on the plan and get the new one activated in the store under the same phone number and still be billed the same rate as having just one iPhone?
No. If you won't two iPhones to work, then you'll need two different sim cards with two different numbers and two iPhone data plans. One can be at the original iPhone data plan cost, but the new iPhone 3G will be at the new data plan price.