AT&T taking a long time to activate new 5s tonight?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eye.surgeon, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    Wife and I just got new 5s, after setting up/restoring through itunes the new phone still aren't activated on the cellular network after an hour. Is it because lots of people are doing this tonight, or do I have to call AT&T, or what?
     
  2. aapplephone macrumors member

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    I activated my phone 1/2 hour back. it took 2 mins. did you order phone from apple or att? I placed my order from att online.
     
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68030

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    they say it takes a while but mine always get activated right away. did you try removing the sim and putting it back in?
     
  4. eye.surgeon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ordered from AT&T. And yes I tried removing the SIM card, also rebooting the phone.
     
  5. stlredbird macrumors 6502

    stlredbird

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    I had cellular service right away but for some reason didn't have a data connection. So I powered off my phone and back on and boom it was there.
     
  6. eye.surgeon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had to call in an accept the new user agreement before the phones would activate. Strange.
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    I had to call since website didn't activate mine; spent 35 minutes w the activation guy for him to fix it.
     

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