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

    Dec 5, 2008
    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


    Apr 27, 2010
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Turn your phone off and then on, and you should get activated soon after.
  4. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    Tried that...

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

  5. rsday75 macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2009
    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

    Dec 5, 2008
    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


    Jun 28, 2010
    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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