Did your AT&T service activate right away on your 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by straleno, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. straleno macrumors newbie

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    Got my 4S from UPS first thing this morning, went through the set-up... and no service. My old 3G now has no service, either, so something seems to be in the works, but it's been almost an hour and my new one still has no service.

    I saw that this happened to some iP4 people last year.

    So, did your service come on right away? Anything I can/should do?
    Thanks.
     
  2. LeeRod macrumors member

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    HAven't been able to get mine yet. I got through everything and wait for a while and then it says:

    "Your activation is still pending. You will receive and email notification once your activation is complete.

    We're sorry. There was a problem connecting to the server. Please try again later"


    So do I keep trying or wait for the email?? :confused:


    My old iPhone is still active.
     
  3. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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  4. cmm26red macrumors regular

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    Same here, I can make an emergency call, start over, check wifi settings, or wait, going to take the later and hope it resolves quickly...
     
  5. j4bles macrumors member

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    Took about 30 minutes for mine to start working.
     
  6. sunny240, Oct 14, 2011
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    sunny240 macrumors newbie

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    Got the same thing. Still waiting after 15 minutes. Hopefully, it won't be longer than 30.

    Update: Just restarted the process again and it went through.
     
  7. drew1319 macrumors newbie

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    trying to activate 1 of 2 right now - same message - guess I'll wait a bit for the email.......
     
  8. LeeRod macrumors member

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    Well I tried again after may last post and have made it past that point. Just finished the restore form my old phone and it is now activated. My guess is that a lot of phones are all trying to get activated right now. :)
     
  9. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    Same thing just happened to me but I kept doing the start over option and just got it to go through. Restoring now....
     
  10. ninjapirate macrumors newbie

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    Maybe a dumb question...

    I'm having the same issue. I get that message of activation pending and an email being sent to me. How have you guys "started over"? Would love to try again and see if I can sneak through...
     
  11. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    After waiting a while and trying to active it with the phone connected to iTunes, I decided to "start over" from the phone itself and it worked. Restoring/syncing now. :)

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    On the phone screen, it should give you an option to start over.
     
  12. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

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    Still trying, First on phone then on computer.

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  13. amann76 macrumors 6502

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    i guess it is a good thing the ups guy wont get to my home until later this evening
     
  14. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Haha true.
     
  15. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    same here - at first i thought it was because I have one bar but then I tried on my mbp.. still nothing.
     
  16. ninjapirate macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Anthony. It was weird, I was just getting a screen with no option really, but to wait.

    [​IMG]

    Realized I could still try from iTunes on my computer, and when I plugged it in, it worked!! Restoring from backup now... :D
     
  17. matthewskyle macrumors member

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    Our guy knows me by my weekly amazon packages, my wife said he normally shows up around 11. Dude was knocking on my door at 8:55
     
  18. Biggy Smalls macrumors newbie

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    Ninjapirate, just hit the home button and it will give you the option to start over on the phone.
     
  19. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a feeling tonight will be even worse...
     
  20. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    if only i could ask Siri to activate it for me.. she would do it in a heartbeat
     
  21. alvarez16 macrumors member

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    I agree ^^. As the day goes on, more and more people will be activating (especially people getting home from work). On top of that, by this time the AT&T servers will be overloaded. I hope I can activate mine.
     
  22. Erica29405 macrumors newbie

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  23. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    What the hell is wrong with AT&T? Can't they get anything right?
     
  24. Four oF NINE, Oct 14, 2011
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    Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    Haven't been able to activate the phone solo yet, will try with iTunes now..

    edit update: activation via iTunes resulted in the following onscreen message:


    "Your activation is still pending. You will receive an email notification once your activation is complete.
    We’re sorry. There was a problem connecting to the server. Please try again later." :(
     
  25. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    Usually not.
     

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