How long does it take for AT&T to activate the iPhone 4? (re: upgrade)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sofakng, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. sofakng macrumors regular

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    I've just received my iPhone 4 and used AT&T's website to activate my phone. At the end of the process it said "Pending".

    Afterwards I used iTunes to activate (register?) the phone but the phone still says No Service.

    Do I have to do anything else? My old phone is turned off...
     
  2. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Turn your phone off and then on, and you should get activated soon after.
     
  4. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried that...

    It says "Waiting for activation - This may take some time." on the lock screen of the iPhone.

    Hmmm...
     
  5. rsday75 macrumors newbie

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    I activated the new one online, hooked up to iTunes and let it sync as a new phone and went to bed. Still hadn't activated. I had to call AT&T and got run-around for 1 hour until someone finally got the activation to work. (Did get a free month of service for my trouble.) This was 07/07.
     
  6. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help everybody.

    I waited an hour with both phones off (ie. my old phone and new phone) and it never activated so I called AT&T.

    I was on hold for about ten minutes but then she activated it immediately and it worked.
     
  7. Bo15 macrumors 6502

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    Same problem here with activating on-line with the link from the Premier email. "Pending"

    Finally went here: ATT Activations and answered the few questions and was activated in about a minute.

    Nothing with Premier seemed to go right. Tracking website no good. Activation link no good. Email "shipped" no good. Using the "regular" order tracking and activation web sites worked excellent.
     

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