AT&T taking hour to activate.. still waiting?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michael31986, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    i plugged in my phone, but it said they would email me when it activated anyone else stll waiting?
  2. GooberSnattch macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    Ive been waiting over 3 hrs. i'm on the phone trying to sort it out but am on hold.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    With all of the iPhones today things are going to be delayed. It'll work out.
  4. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    I dd this at about 9:30 and they were not busy yet as it only took a few minutes to go through the automated process.
  5. renesandy macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    New York City
  6. HardHatMac9 macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2004
    17 minutes remaining until it restores from iCloud. Not sure if I passed activation yet or if that's next...
  7. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Wow. I activated mine directly from the phone around 9:40 am EST this morning and it was done in just a few minutes. AT&T's servers must be swamped.
  8. Ayemerica macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    Atlantis but in space
  9. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    Received two brand new lines today. Both activated as soon as I powered them on. Not one hiccup. I was surprised. I was ready for a delay.
  10. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I received my phone from UPS around 9:45. Due to it having the wrong phone number attached to it and it being a cross-upgrade, I needed a new SIM.

    It just activated around 2:30PM EST.

    AT&T gave me $70 credit towards my bill.

    Happy now!:D
  11. onski9702 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Activated mine through as said in the instructions then after entering my info i restarted the phone. Didnt take that long you just have to restart it..
  12. omgitzv2 macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2012
    activated verizon iphone in less than three minutes:D
  13. markel253 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2008
    A call to AT&T was answered quite quickly and the phone was activated quickly as well.
  14. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    they said everything is fine on their side, so now im restoring the phone! this makes no sense! data was working, but not making cals!
  15. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Anyone waiting for activation...

    Remember you voluntarily bought at the busiest time ever.

    Waiting is to be expected

    Focus your mind elsewhere, or you'll only make it worse.
  16. TSKY74 macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2012
    Connected to iTunes and it took less than 3 min to verify with AT&T. Just restore from back up is taking time.
  17. tsmithgolf2000 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2006
    I purchased 2 phones, one through Apple and the other through AT&T. For the Apple one I just turned it on and stepped through the setup and it activated, for the AT&T one I had to go through AT&T site to activate and then rebooted.
  18. puttputt macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    CALL 1-866-895-1099 from another phone to activate. SIMPLE!
  19. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    att said that its all good on their side. thing is i got a message from itunes saying we will email you when its active, so does that mean its apple.
  20. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    att said everything is fine, but it isn't making or receiving calls! but data works apple never activated through itunes. apple said we will send u an email.
  21. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Apparently ordering through Apple is the way to go because my phone took about 30 seconds to activate
  22. yaredna macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2010
    Ordered 3 iPhone 5 as upgrades for my family

    AT&T did not activate. I have been on hold with their service for more than 30 minutes. Apparently, the "10GB shared data plan" is NOT compatible with iPhone 5. This is the third supervisor I am talking with.

    Go figure ... you can always trust AT&T to screw it up somehow...
  23. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    on the phone with apple, but they had me reset the settings. still not making alls, but shows bars and att 4g
  24. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008

    apple said everything is fine on their side. that it has to be att.

    and it can't be the phone cause the att data part is working just not the phone number! i mean is it normal to take this long to maybe fully activate everything!
  25. Barbs macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2008
    I followed the link from the email to activate. Typed in the two sets of numbers and hit submit. The website lists my phone activation as pending. It's been 1.5 hours now and still not activated.

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