Anyone Else Have Trouble Activating?

WoodrowCall

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Sep 20, 2010
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Memphis, TN
I just got my iPhone 5 and now I can't get it to activate. Support said that they are swamped with activations and that it's the server's fault. Anyone else experiencing this...any solutions other than waiting?
 

Blueline29

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Jun 16, 2009
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Saint Augustine, FL
Anytime you have a lot of people activating all at once, there are gonna be slowdowns and hiccups. I didn't have any problems this time around but did have to wait an hour or more with my 4S due to the server load.
 
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MartyF81

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Sep 5, 2010
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Chicago IL
I was having this problem and they told me the same thing.

Wipe your phone and try again from scratch. After 2 tries mine activated instantly. I mean instantly.

They are just giving that as a simple response to get rid of you.

You should select "Activate over Cellular" instead of connecting to WiFi if you have the choice. It seems to work better.
 
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