Worst / Best Activation Times

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  1. iPhonePhan macrumors regular

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    (Preface: if this was already discussed elsewhere, please mods, feel free to close this thread :) )

    I was just curious and wanted to take an informal poll:

    What is your best / worst activation time?
    (Please include whether you were opening a new line or were transferring a line & from which service)

    Me: New line, still waiting since 9PM EST today.:mad:
     
  2. Nagooya macrumors 6502

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    My little brother: 16 Hours (first to be activated on same computer as the others)
    Mine: 6 Hours (2nd to be activated on same computer)
    Older brother: 6 Minutes (3rd on same computer)


    It was shockinggg.
     
  3. iPhonePhan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow :eek: It's just like a crap shoot or something. That just means anything goes with at&t. On the same computer though - I find that really odd and shocking. One would think that it would just be the same for all. It must be some stupid queue thing up on the at&t servers. :confused:
     
  4. kevinwiz macrumors regular

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    42 hours here but all is good now and I'm posting from it
     
  5. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Transfered two phones on a Sprint family plan to a family plan with AT&T.

    My phone iTunes first then my parteners added to the family plan via iTunes:

    My phone: 19 hours (3 of which I was on the phone with Sprint*)
    My partners phone: 6 minutes (he got an incoming call!)


    *Sprint admitted to me it was their fault
     
  6. flacojo32 macrumors newbie

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    Mine took 3 minutes but I have been with AT&T for 3 years.
     
  7. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    3 for me as well.
     
  8. fraXis macrumors newbie

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    New AT&T customer getting a new number (no transfer). Took about 2 minutes to activate and this was on Friday night at 8 PM Pacific time.
     
  9. iPhonePhan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn - and here I was sulking thinking this was some BS that at&t was putting up for new line activations. Still waiting here @ 3:35 AM EST. I need to go to bed. G'night all!
     
  10. beate macrumors regular

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    Don't think there are good/bad times. There are too many variables that can disrupt the process.
    I had a dreaded "not eligible for iPhone" notice. After 24 hours of problems due to a "Business Acct", maybe 6 hours on the phone with reps, we handled problems and transferred 3 lines to a New acct (still in Business name - Yay!).

    Rep warned me that activation could take a very long time. She stayed on with me to make sure I got through the 1st steps.
    It took about 1 min. She was shocked. I think having a "clean" account helped. This was Sat 9pm PST.
     
  11. krissenbee macrumors member

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  12. Furgster macrumors 6502

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    well mine took like 6 minutes, but i still cannot receive incoming calls, stilling waiting for that text message and it has been about 24 hours ughhh
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  13. zyuzin4 macrumors 6502

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    2 minutes on Saturday morning 10:45 AM I've been with ATT Wireless for 4 years.
     
  14. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    About 15-20min for mine and a friend's, Friday around 9pm PDT.

    Less than 5min late last night for my wife's.

    All were replacing current AT&T phones, keeping same number and voice plans.
     
  15. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    bought the phone at 6pm on Friday and went right how to activate. took a maximum of 3 minutes, probably less, before the phone was 100% working correctly. although i've been an AT&T/Cinulgar customer for over 4 years.
     
  16. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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    New customer, and from the time I pressed activate to the time I was playing with my iPhone was less than a minute.
     
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  18. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

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    In less than 5 minutes I was activated (existing account) and sync'ed.
     
  19. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    mine took 3 minutes. I am a new AT&T customer.
     
  20. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    I was transferring my # from alltel. Mine took about 5 minutes total to set up the account. At that point, I could make calls and send text messages coming from my #, but I couldn't recieve calls on the iphone yet. It took about 24 hours to start receiving calls.
     
  21. davechen macrumors member

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    It took about 10 minutes each to do my and my wife's phones. That includes transfering phone numbers from Sprint. I did it at about 7:30 EDT on Friday, so I think I beat the rush.
     
  22. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Mine took under 2 minutes BUT I am a current ATT customer and there were no restrictions (business, family plan, etc) on my account.
     
  23. joelk macrumors regular

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    new line

    total time to register ~5 min. absolutely simple. I did it around 6:45 pm EST on friday

    sorry for others problems
     
  24. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Current Cingular customer, only took about 2 minutes per phone.

    That included the shut off of my existing phone.
     
  25. lilnyc macrumors 6502a

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    Immediate activation. Maybe because i activated it around 2am?
     

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