How long does activation take? (September Edition)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ehoez, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. ehoez macrumors member

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    I just got a new iphone today, for $299 i said why not?

    i just got the "Your Activation Requires Additional Time to Complete" message.

    i read all the previous post, and other blogs out there, and folks were saying it was taking 24-36+ hours...

    Just wondering, what are you guys normal time was?

    Since there should not be a rush going on..

    Today: Is 9/8/07 1:42 PM, EST (so far 4hrs waiting)
     
  2. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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  3. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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  4. blasius macrumors newbie

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  5. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    took me not even 2 minutes on iDay.


    joys of being first.
     
  6. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    It only took me 5 minutes on August 5th, I don't see why it should be taking hours.
     
  7. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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  8. biblicalfury macrumors member

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    It took me about 12 hours. It should have only taken a few minutes, but I was porting a number I put the wrong password into the iTunes setup. Unfortunately, it does take a while to talk to the right people and get things in place to fix it. I should point out that I activated the phone late at night and didn't make the proper calls until morning. I'm still guessing 3 hours or so anyway.
     
  9. SolrFlare macrumors regular

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    I activated yesterday and transfered my phone number over from dreaded Suncom :p It took about 5 to 6 minutes to activate the phone and I was able to receive calls(aka the number transfer completed) about 4 hours later.
     
  10. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    just call att with another phone and see if they can flip the activation switch on their end. I think i remember hearing some people having success with this during the launch. couldn't hurt.
     
  11. bursty macrumors 65816

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    i bought mine today and activation took maybe one minute, if that.
     
  12. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Bought mine 2 days ago and it only took a few minutes. Side note, this is my first post from it...woohoo
     
  13. Littlebit macrumors member

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    I bought my iPhone 2 weeks ago tomorrow but didn't port my phone number until this past Monday (long story...had to wait until our T-Mobile contract officially ended last Saturday, and hubby got a new phone on his first available day off).

    I was able to make outgoing calls on the iPhone in about 3 hours after the porting process begun but incoming calls were only on my old Sidekick 3 (my former T-Mobile phone) until the following morning...so about 15 hours total. And the data on my Sidekick didn't stop for another 30 hours after that. Dunno why; neither does T-Mobile (grin).
     
  14. '73-B macrumors regular

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    Bought one on price drop day and it took less than a minute. My wife saw mine and requested her own. Trying to activate hers this morning and got the 'needs more time' message. It's been an hour so far.
     
  15. Goldenbear macrumors regular

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    Got mine on iDay +7, and activation took a couple of minutes at most.
     
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