Oh man activations on the 24th :/

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cooljoe349, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. cooljoe349 macrumors regular

    cooljoe349

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  2. pab277 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    #2
    Should be worse for the west coast rather than the eastern u.s., they get to the activation process first. By the time we (west coast) get to it, the servers will already be jammed. Hopefully at&t prepares extensively for this.
     
  3. pound4pound30 macrumors 6502

    pound4pound30

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    #3
    they wont
     
  4. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    #4
    They can't do this over Itunes?

    They as in We.

    We as in the people.

    People as in .....ZOMBIES!!!!!
     
  5. TeamDNA macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    #5
    my experience with last year was bad I can't imagine this year ..

    I do have a secret to activating FAST.. this worked with 3 iphones (3gs)

    ok it was taking FOREVER for them to activate with the sim that came in the iphone .. what i did was take the sims out of the current iphone i had and BAM instant service.. worked on all three..

    i know it has a microsim.. but just cut it down and maybe it will work
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #6
    My advice is to relax and not sweat it. After its only a phone (ducks :p)

    Seriously, it will be crazy that day but if push comes to shove, wait a couple of days if you must.
     
  7. Captainobvvious macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #7
    Its gonna suck that I am stuck at work until 5pm EST but in a way its a blessing, I get to not stress over the servers and I am sure they will be better by that late in the day.
     
  8. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

    ScubaCinci

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    Cincinnati OH
    #8
    Activation is going to be as bad as the number of threads discussing how bad it will be
     
  9. puregreddy macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    #9
    It'll be handled as well as ATT handled pre-orders.......:D:D

    I mean, c'mon, if they couldn't get pre-ordering right, what makes you think they'll get activation right........
     
  10. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

    Givmeabrek

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    NY
    #10
    Oh yea, AT&T is going to be well prepared for this. They learned their lesson...






    Ha, ha, ha.......:eek:
     
  11. MFalcetano macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    #11
    I received my 3GS from UPS (or FedEx, I can't recall) at 2:00 PM on the launch day. Even then it took about two hours before activation would finally go through.
     
  12. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    #12
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    The AT&T corp store in my area did a great job with the Pre-orders, so I am sure they will do just as well on the 24th.
     
  13. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    #13
    I don't even care if mine is activated. I just want to take it home and stare at the box
     
  14. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

    ScubaCinci

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    Cincinnati OH
    #14
    LOL. I will hug it and squeeze it and name it George!
     
  15. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #15
    LOL


    Good to see that we got the first launch day activation thread going. Someone be sure to start a new one around lunch, okay?! :rolleyes:
     
  16. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

    ScubaCinci

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    Cincinnati OH
    #16
    I was wondering if anyone would get the reference...nice. :cool:
     
  17. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    #17
    I am hoping it will not be that bad for me on the east coast as mine will come via FedEx around 10am on their usual delivery so it will not be near as busy as it will be later in the day.

    I am going from Blackberry to the iPhone 4 so I have the latest iTunes downloaded and my Blackberry synced with Outlook so it will move my contact and calendar info to my new phone!

    I am ready:apple:
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #18
  19. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    #19
    I am activating mine late at night on the 24th, right before I go to bed. Then maybe it will be done when I wake up in the morning.
     
  20. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #20
    Get it done before the West Coast comes online and you'll be fine.
     
  21. nitemare macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    #21
    remember it was an international launch (somewhat anyway). not all of those 600,000 are going to be activated on AT&T. and i had no problem with activation on my 3GS lasy year on launch day
     
  22. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

    twisted-pixel

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    #22
    I don't think it will be that bad...remember, the online stores to buy the iphone all opened at the same time around the world.

    when the phone get's delivered to my door at 9am on the 24th (I wish), people in the US (east coast) will still be in bed, and wont get their's delivered for another 5 hours or so..then another 3 hours later for the westcoast

    so, the activation will be staggered.
     
  23. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

    Maverick1337

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    #23
    AHAHHA, oh you're serious? Naa I doubt it. and if any of you remember trying to activate a 3G, I imagine it will be "10 times" worse.
     
  24. caligurl macrumors 68030

    caligurl

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Location:
    socal
    #24

    i'm NOT going to relax... and if i have issues activating i'm going to be a raving, mad, lunatic, BIATCH!
     
  25. Luddy macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    #25
    Will I be able to begin the activation process next Thursday and while waiting for it to complete, back up my old phone and restore it to the new phone? If so that's not that bad i could just take both with me the next day if it takes that long.
     

Share This Page