Still Not Activated? Here is the solution!

Jun 30, 2007
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I waited 17 hours and still no activation. Someone on here told me about this. Just take a paper clip and stick it in the small whole in the top of the iPhone, and pop out the SIM card. Go to AT&T and tell them your still not activated and you want a new SIM card. Just put the new SIM card back in your iPhone, place it back in the cradle and let it reconnect to iTUnes. Just start the activation process all over again, and BAM! it will turn it on right away!

YOUR SIMCARD MAY BE DEFECTIVE! GO GET A NEW ONE, LET ME KNOW WHO DOES IT AND IF IT WORKS FOR YOU ALSO!:cool:
 

Platinum

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Jun 27, 2007
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I waited 17 hours and still no activation. Someone on here told me about this. Just take a paper clip and stick it in the small whole in the top of the iPhone, and pop out the SIM card. Go to AT&T and tell them your still not activated and you want a new SIM card. Just put the new SIM card back in your iPhone, place it back in the cradle and let it reconnect to iTUnes. Just start the activation process all over again, and BAM! it will turn it on right away!

YOUR SIMCARD MAY BE DEFECTIVE! GO GET A NEW ONE, LET ME KNOW WHO DOES IT AND IF IT WORKS FOR YOU ALSO!:cool:
I'm about to go try this, did it work for anyone else having the issue(s)?
 

tjpyles

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Jun 24, 2007
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I'm about to go try this, did it work for anyone else having the issue(s)?
It did for me. I had been waiting 16 hours. I am now at the airport posting from my iPhone.
 

petalmom

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Jun 30, 2007
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We waited almost 20 hours and after calls to both AT&T and Apple, both recommended a SIM card change. We just got back and YIPPEEEE it works!
 

Saiko

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Jun 3, 2007
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So what would be a normal wait time for the activation email?
 

MomPOM

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Jun 20, 2007
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That's scary that it seems so many SIM cards are screwed up. Someone's going to get a butt-whoopin.

Just make sure you don't get double billed if/when that original activation goes through.
 
May 25, 2007
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just read about this and my AT&T store closed 1 minute ago. anyone know if we can get this done at an Apple store?
 

MandyCh1ck

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Jun 29, 2007
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Changed the SIM, worked for me! It was like a completely new activation experience, saw messages I hadn't seen before! The email came right away, after all the verifying crap it took seconds.

Here was my situation:
In Tallahassee, FL First email received at 7:30pm yesterday. SIM worked in old phone but not in iPhone.

If your situation is anything like this, go get a SIM, i wish i would have sooner.
 

Sobe

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Jun 28, 2007
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#15
Changed the SIM, worked for me! It was like a completely new activation experience, saw messages I hadn't seen before! The email came right away, after all the verifying crap it took seconds.

Here was my situation:
In Tallahassee, FL First email received at 7:30pm yesterday. SIM worked in old phone but not in iPhone.

If your situation is anything like this, go get a SIM, i wish i would have sooner.
Same here (7:37pm EST yesterday).

Wish I had changed the card out sooner :p

But happy now, so it's all good!
 

Bosco115

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Jun 23, 2007
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Worked for me as well. Almost a full 24 hours of waiting, and after I swapped out the SIM card, it took all of four minutes to activate. Thanks guys.
 

ximermot

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Jun 28, 2007
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#17
didn't work for me, went and got a new sim card and still waiting. probably lost my place in line.
 

ChrisM3

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Jun 30, 2007
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just wondering if you guys have switched from an other company. I just made the move from sprint. 22 hour wait so far ;(
 

ximermot

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Jun 28, 2007
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existing customer here, more than 24 hour wait.
 
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I switched my SIM card and it worked for me too. The internet rocks!