Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:58 PM   #1
shanmugam
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blazer town!
Any activation problems with iPhone 4?

Yes NO?

so far things look good from the activations perspective, post here if you had any delay or activation problem (if it is because of server availability )
__________________
iPhone 5| iPad 4 | iPad mini | Nexus 7 | Kindle
Nov2012| Mac Mini| Core i7 2.3GHz QC | 330 240GB USB 3 | Viewsonic 21.5" 1920x1080
Sep2012|Toshiba 14" | i5 2.5Ghz 1366x768 |Win 7 | x-25M 120GB
shanmugam is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 03:59 PM   #2
fs454
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles / Boston
Yep, we just made topics at the same exact time. I've been waiting 2 hours for mine to activate via the online method, and the activation phone number states that activations are suspended.
__________________
15" rMBP Haswell / 2.3 Quad i7 / 16GB / 512GB / 750M 2GB
Mac Pro '08 2.8ghz 8-Core / 28GB RAM / GTX470 / 240GB SSD/ 3.8TB
11" MacBook Air 1.6/4gb/128gb
iPhone 6 Plus 128GB Space Grey
fs454 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:01 PM   #3
quagmire
macrumors 603
 
quagmire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
I received my iPhone 4 at 1:30 PM. Had no problems activating it. Took 2 minutes.
__________________
Crimes against US History:
CV-6 USS Enterprise
Yankee Stadium
Penn Station-New York
quagmire is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:02 PM   #4
STEVESKI07
macrumors 68000
 
STEVESKI07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by fs454 View Post
Yep, we just made topics at the same exact time. I've been waiting 2 hours for mine to activate via the online method, and the activation phone number states that activations are suspended.
I did mine online as well. I've been waiting about an hour.
STEVESKI07 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:02 PM   #5
Drewsky87
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: MD
Not here. Mine activated in about 5 seconds.
__________________
Drewsky87 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:02 PM   #6
podvisual
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
I'm at 2+ hours on two different phones right now. Do you need to leave them connected to iTunes the whole time? In the Phone settings page, both say awaiting activation.

frustrating.

I did the 1st screen where you inputted your name, address, iphone number.
podvisual is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:03 PM   #7
Sekots
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NJ
It took about 2 minutes for my iPhone to activate to AT&T
Sekots is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:04 PM   #8
Bankerts
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
No problems calling in and doing an upgrade swap. Phone was activated in minutes. Premier customer, if that matters.
Bankerts is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:10 PM   #9
fsufan1200
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Florida
Received My iPhone 4 at about 10AM, plugged it into iTunes, and was activated in a few minutes~
__________________
iMac 27" Desktop
Macbook Air
iPhone 5S
fsufan1200 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:11 PM   #10
bjmach
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
I activated in about 4 minutes total around noon time
__________________
27" iMac, i5, 8 GB RAM, 1TB HD
2.4 GHz Aluminum MacBook
16GB Iphone 4
32GB Ipad
bjmach is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:13 PM   #11
oldschooldude
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: In the Land of OZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by quagmire View Post
I received my iPhone 4 at 1:30 PM. Had no problems activating it. Took 2 minutes.
How'd you do it?
__________________
iPhone 4 - acquired 6/23/10, 1:19PM CST
oldschooldude is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:15 PM   #12
jgmachine
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Just got my phone a few minutes ago and it's syncing my apps/music right now, but still have the "waiting for activation. This may take some time" message on the screen about 10 minutes into the process here...
jgmachine is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:27 PM   #13
phrint
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ohio
Activation took two minutes. Easy setup. Almost finished syncing tons of photos/aps.
__________________
Current: MBP 15" 2.8 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD ; iPhone 4, 32 GB, awaiting Jailbreak...
Past: PowerBook G4 15" 1.67; iPhone 8GB (now iPod Touch); iPhone 3G & 3GS, Jb'd and Unlocked
phrint is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:31 PM   #14
tehfunk
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
The online gave me some generic error 3 times in a row, but when I called the number on the flyer AT&T put in the box, it worked fine over the automated phone system.

I was about to head over to my ATT store, but calling the activation number worked fine. Upgraded from a 3GS.
tehfunk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:31 PM   #15
ttech10
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2008
Activated mine within 2-3 minutes.
__________________
iPhone 4 32GB
MacBook Pro 15"
ttech10 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:34 PM   #16
shanmugam
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blazer town!
thanks guys for the update, looks like nice going there...
__________________
iPhone 5| iPad 4 | iPad mini | Nexus 7 | Kindle
Nov2012| Mac Mini| Core i7 2.3GHz QC | 330 240GB USB 3 | Viewsonic 21.5" 1920x1080
Sep2012|Toshiba 14" | i5 2.5Ghz 1366x768 |Win 7 | x-25M 120GB
shanmugam is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:37 PM   #17
mikew3st
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tehfunk View Post
The online gave me some generic error 3 times in a row, but when I called the number on the flyer AT&T put in the box, it worked fine over the automated phone system.

I was about to head over to my ATT store, but calling the activation number worked fine. Upgraded from a 3GS.
What's the activation number?
mikew3st is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 04:38 PM   #18
Built
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles
It took me one minute to activate. I began at 1:33 PM PDT and finished at 1:34 PM.

Right now, I am restoring to the new i4 from my backup.
Built is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 05:38 PM   #19
Maverick713
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Valley Stream, NY
no issues here smooth as glass, biggest pain is updating tom tom
__________________
2012 MB Air 13" i7 8GB RAM 500 GB SDD
iMac 27" 8GB Ram and 1 TB HDD
iPhone 5 32 GB
and like 6 or 7 sold products: p
Maverick713 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 05:47 PM   #20
iPhoneONLY
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Question Waiting for activation - This may take some time

I think I activated successfully, because it went through the steps and then began to restore from backup. It appears the backup was successfully installed, but I am receiving NO SERVICE and when I reboot I am receiving a message that states "Waiting for activation - This may take some time." Would it have let me restore and etc if it didn't successfully activate??
__________________
iPhone 2G; iPhone 3G; iPhone 3GS; iPhone 4; iPhone 4S; iPhone 5; iPhone 6+; iPad 2; iPad 3; iPad Air; MBP 13" (late 2013)
iPhoneONLY is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 05:52 PM   #21
Boauld
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
When I plug it into iTunes it say enter billing stuff... I do... And then I get a session timed out error.....WTH
Boauld is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 05:57 PM   #22
3kids
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
All of the things from my original iphone are now on the new one-contacts, calendar. BUT the actual phone does not work. It says no service. The old one works. What step have I missed?
3kids is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 05:58 PM   #23
tekchic
macrumors 6502a
 
tekchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Send a message via AIM to tekchic
Activation took less than two minutes. Easiest thing in the world. Thanks for another awesome toy, Mr. Jobs!
__________________
tekchic
2013 15" MBPr i7 512SSD/16gb, Surface Pro, iPad Air T-Mobile (64gb), iPhone 6 Plus 128gb AT&T Space Gray
tekchic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 05:58 PM   #24
myosh
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
No problems activating here. The whole process probably took 15 minutes at the most and that was at 2:15 PM PT.
myosh is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2010, 06:00 PM   #25
iPhoneONLY
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Exclamation Here Is The Fix!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by iPhoneONLY View Post
I think I activated successfully, because it went through the steps and then began to restore from backup. It appears the backup was successfully installed, but I am receiving NO SERVICE and when I reboot I am receiving a message that states "Waiting for activation - This may take some time." Would it have let me restore and etc if it didn't successfully activate??
I went to www.att.com/activation and activated there.
Rebooted Phone and it is now activated!!
__________________
iPhone 2G; iPhone 3G; iPhone 3GS; iPhone 4; iPhone 4S; iPhone 5; iPhone 6+; iPad 2; iPad 3; iPad Air; MBP 13" (late 2013)
iPhoneONLY is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone Activation help rockyroad55 iPhone 2 Feb 28, 2014 11:18 PM
iPhone 5S Activation tacticalvi iPhone 4 Jan 29, 2014 02:04 PM
Question about current activation problems? Eric8199 iOS 7 3 Jul 26, 2013 04:06 PM
iPhone 4 Activation Kidrauhl iPhone 3 Jan 1, 2013 05:02 PM
Verizon Activation Problems lockerc18 iPhone 5 Sep 22, 2012 01:20 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:39 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC