Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 4:43 PM (in response to mkjiphone5)
Hey did you get to solve this? I have the exact same issue... I bought the phone, got it unlocked but I can't get past this activation screen. If you did solve this can you please help.
Also for any other memeber with this problem. If I input a social security number and a zipcode which are linked to an existing AT&T account, but not to THIS At&t account for this phone, will it let me activate? Or does it have to be exactly the account that purchased my phone? Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 1:45 AM (in response to pliundemix)
hi i have same issue , with activated this proble, i wrote everything about it in interenet, sobeody saying it will work if i restore it with Itunes, i did it , but no it dosent work, secodn one said that i must to contact with Apple, but apple telling that i must fix my rpoblem only with Att&t, they will not give me last 4 digits of social number of this guy from whom i bought my i phone from craiglist, im now outsaid of coutry im cming crazy, then i call Att&t i told whats happen they send me i must to trasfer the number , but im not att&t member and i dont one contract because i already paid 850$, please guys tell me whos try with prepaid card lot of add telling that with prepaid card att&t it will be work, at first i must to acctivate it to put another phone than when i will put in my it will be work, is that true?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to pliundemix)
i sold the phone at less price. couldnt activate it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to jbish123)
Hello there im having the same issue can anyone help pls?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to Cellboy)
Did you bother reading anything in this thread before you posted?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
Yes i did and i still dont find it clear.
If you read that thread you would noticed that the solution is not that clear.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to Cellboy)
Yes i can help you ,
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to Cellboy)
iPhone purchase from some no-name scam artist on craigslist = buing something off the back of a truck = you most likely got ripped off.
Is that clear?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
Some people are blind to the danger, if they can save $30 off $200 ATTT/Verizon/Sprint contract prices.
But the campfire stories from this forum would get boring if not for such people ...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 5:15 PM (in response to steve359)
The adage states that a sucker is born every minute, but judging from all the posts in this forum, I'd say it was much more frequently than that.
Amazing what people will do just to save a few dollars.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to steve359)
Some suckers are luckier than others... compared to this, I'd say ending up with a useless phone is doing pretty well...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 5:30 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
"Someone who says he has an iPhone that is legit, who says he lives in <insert city>, who says it is perfectly safe to meet him at 11:30 PM in a dark parking lot ... says I can save $30 on my iPhone ... sounds good to me!"
All "Darwin Award" joking aside (people are awarded the Darwin Award *postumously* because they *succesfully* removed themselves from the gene pool), some people do sometimes bring this on themselves. Just wish all people were able to avoid the more obvious traps.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to jbish123)
for those still curious, the procedure is as follows:
lets say you just go and buy an at&t iphone off craigslist that is stuck at activation. you will need SOME at&t sim card to go through activation. the easiest way to do this would be to find a friend who already has an at&t iphone 5 (nano sim) and just stick his sim card in your phone, activate it and give him back his sim, then put yours in. assuming it is unlocked, your carrier will show up and you are good to go.
i have done this with every iphone since the original, had an old at&t sim card sitting around for just that purpose, got it from a friend, it wasn't even an "active" sim card anymore, it just has to be tied to an valid at&t phone number.