My iPad 3G unboxing and activation (complete with AT&T Fail!)

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  1. DetroitBORG macrumors regular

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    Did anybody else have trouble with their 3G activation?
     
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    Yeah AT&T had too many requests I think. I am surprised at how many people activated upon purchase of the 3G iPad. I will wait until I need it.

    Tried to find you on twitter, I need more iPad users on my list.
     
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    I'm at mikekukielka on twitter. Thanks for following!

    I haven't heard much about iPad activation problems so I was surprised to run into one.
     
  5. GoHack macrumors member

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    No problems on my end. I'm typing on it right now using my Apple Bluetooth keyboard.

    The WiFi works great. I checked it in different parts of the house, and am having no issues w/it. I'm getting a good hard signal, including that of my neighbers units as well. :D

    The 3G is a little slow, but not bad, probably because I am inside, where even my cell phone doesn't get the very best signal, but it does work. I haven't been out yet to try it outside.

    I wish my Apple Bluetooth Mouse worked w/the iPad, but it doesn't seem to see it. :(

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  6. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    The WiFi antennae is actually behind the Apple logo, so the extra plastic on the 3G model at the top shouldn't make much of a difference.

    The 3G works about as well as the 3G on my iPhone, which is quite god in my area. This will be invaluable for traveling to conferences!
     
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    when they were activating my phone at the apple store, there was a little bit of a slow down, but that had to do with 50 other people activating theirs at the same time im pretty sure.
     
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    A UK based iPad user and youtuber and blogger http://www.Twitter.com/emkwan remember to say hi. Lol
     
  9. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Way back in 2008 when the iPhone 3G came out, there was a HUGE hang-up with activations. I waited in line for 6 hours because of the activation problems. I doubt the iPad was creating that sort of load, so I was surprised to run into any problems.
     
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    No problems with AT&T activation here, worked perfectly.
     
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    i'll be watching your unboxing on my new iPad later tonight. im
    a big fan of your videos, very informative and professionally done,
    please keep up the good work.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy this one.
     
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    Some of my family activated their 3Gs after 3PM (presumably the rush time) and no problems either.
     
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    so in all honesty, that wasn't really an AT&T "Fail", now was it?
     
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    Did u pick up at Somerset?
     
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    Nice video thanx for sharing

    I will have my 3G in a week or two due to delays to the middle of the ocean Maui
     
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    It always says it failed, but in reality it works every time.

    I've seem it on all the iPads.
     
  19. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I pre-ordered about 5 minutes after it went on sale ;) But yeah, Somerset is my Apple store :).
     
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    Not exactly, but I had to struggle with it for an hour before I could activate it.
     
  21. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    At least you live on Maui ;)
     
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    Awesome, thanks for following!
     
  23. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you talking about the 3G activation?
     
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    I was amazed at how quickly it did set-up, I was fortunate enough to be number 30 inline and was in the store by 5:10 and was out by 5:40'ish. That included the sale, un-boxing and set-up of both 3g and MobileMe.

    I guess I got lucky...
     
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    I think that was most people's experience, I just had a slight delay ;)
     

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