Can AT&T activate 2 million new iPhones in 2 days?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nsxrox, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. nsxrox macrumors member

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    Have to come up with a strategy to get my phone activated and transferred over from T-Mobile tomorrow. I have a feeling that AT&T's servers are gonna be slammed for the next couple of days. I remember this was a huge problem when the first iPhone came out.

    This is gonna feel like a gulf oil spill all over AT&T tomorrow.
     
  2. mikemanblah macrumors regular

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    Can you still use your iphone, just without service?
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    No possible way!

    And no they can not be used without activation. They will do nothing but tell you to activate with iTunes.
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Where are you pulling this 2m # from? I shudder to think.

    The home delivery/existing accts iPhone activations take 2 seconds and are not a load on the system. It's only the new accounts that require credit checks that choke the system. Apple/ATT hasn't said how many "new account" orders it has or expects on Thurs, but it's well under 600K to be sure.

    The first iPhone activation was a CF b/c almost everyone was a new acct. That won't be the case on Thurs. When I bought my first iPhone I "preregistered" at the ATT store so when I got home my iPhone was activated in about 2 min. after pluggin into iTunes.
     
  5. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Apple took a total of 600,000 pre orders... across all countries. Unless I missed something how does that equal 2 million on AT&T?

    Now with that being said, I am sure that no matter what the number 20 - 2,000,000 AT&T activation servers will still melt down.
     
  6. nsxrox thread starter macrumors member

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    Good point. I think I will try to see if I can register my CC with AT&T tonight in advance.
     

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