Showing no service on my new 4S, how do I turn it on?

Machog

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Got my new 4S all set up, everything is great except its showing no service top left, how do I turn the cell part on?

Tx Machog
 

BrownGem

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I cannot activate mine. Says I will get an email when activation is complete. Sigh@ATT and their servers. Now I will have to take both phones to work because I bet the new one will activate while I am work tonight.
 

Machog

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Just found out how to do it, call ATT's 800-331-0500 its automated so you get straight through. After you have done it you have to turn phone off and wait 5 min, then you are set. Machog
 

Europa

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Just found out how to do it, call ATT's 800-331-0500 its automated so you get straight through. After you have done it you have to turn phone off and wait 5 min, then you are set. Machog
I went through the entire set of menu options and there wasn't one for automatic activation.
 

MrMike6by9

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Did you use the right 800 number I quoted above-should take you straight there with no human involved!
I called the 800 number & followed the automated prompts. At the end, it said turn off the phone for about 5 minutes ... Folks, I think that means BOTH the old AND the new phone. That's what worked for me.
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