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Awful activation procedure

1288 Views 31 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2007 1:05 PM by J Blanton RSS
  • Gravity Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 1, 2007 10:12 PM (in response to Peter Hanley)
    Now you just sound loopy.
  • TomFromBama Calculating status...
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    Jul 1, 2007 10:14 PM (in response to Gravity)
    If you bought a Samsung Blackjack, but AT&T's mobile
    service collapsed, would you blame Samsung?

    I think your vitriol is misplaced.


    Uh. . . . . if Samsung DICTATED the sole procedure available to activate that phone, and that procedure failed for a significant number of "early adopters" such as myself who weren't lucky enough to be able to initiate the process Friday night - then YES, I'd blame both Samsung and AT&T, just as I currently blame both Apple and AT&T for this massive screw-up.

    But thanks for reporting that you had no troubles - that makes it all seem worthwhile as I sit here in day TWO of waiting to be able to use ANY feature on my new $600 paperweight. . . . .
    iPod; G5; iMac, non-functional iPhone
  • Gravity Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 1, 2007 10:17 PM (in response to Kody Bryson)
    Is your comment (or the OP's comment) helpful?


    My comment is helpful for two reasons. I talk about
    my experience which is similar to the original
    poster's so he might know better what to expect. And
    also, I am sensitive to what the original poster is
    going through.

    So my post was good because it was potentially
    helpful and definitely sensitive.

    If you don't want to listen to "whiners", don't read
    a forum whose purpose is to report and discuss iPhone
    problems. This isn't the "iPhone is perfect" forum.


    Your post offered no additional insight or support. You commiserated, that's all.

    My experience was the exact opposite as OP's, and it is arguably more helpful than yours; it may offer a ray of HOPE.

    AT&T may be giving you two fits, but the iPhone is a great product. Just wait and see.
  • Gravity Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 1, 2007 10:18 PM (in response to TomFromBama)
    "Paperweight" is unoriginal and overused. Think of something new.
  • Kody Bryson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 1, 2007 10:19 PM (in response to Gravity)
    Gravity: You are an annoying person. Your friends, if you have any, know this and have not told you. Now you know.
    iMac (Intel), Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Gravity Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 1, 2007 10:24 PM (in response to Kody Bryson)
    Ad hominem attacks are the last resort of desperate men.

    Cheer up, grumpy.

    Gotta go now, gonna continue my perfect experience with my perfect iPhone. This thing is truly awesome...you're really missing out.

    Hope you get activated soon. Maybe we can text each other some time. That would be a joy.

    Good luck to you.
  • J. ConRRad Calculating status...
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    Jul 1, 2007 10:46 PM (in response to TomFromBama)
    "colossal proportions" "MAJOR BLACK EYE" - ?

    Are you kidding? Simply stating all of these superlatives does not make it so. Sure, it's a serious glitch and an embarrasment. If the WSJ is right, it only affected 2% - so you have a 98% success rate. TomFrBa: You have NO SUPPORT for your little revolution. It's a sideshow of a sideshow in a teapot... I'd hate to see your reaction to something of actual importance.

    Sure, the waiting this weekend was an mess and highly inconvenient. But you CHOSE this. No one forced you to pursue this mess this weekend - you could have let it go until Tuesday.
  • Kody Bryson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 1, 2007 11:16 PM (in response to Gravity)
    Gravity: Now you're talking. If my iPhone worked I'd be gloating out on the streets, not here on the message boards. As soon as it works I'll be annoying all my friends that don't have one, I'm sure.

    Taunt someone with Windows Mobile for me, OK?
    iMac (Intel), Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • jamesob5 Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2007 6:15 AM (in response to Peter Hanley)
    61 hours and counting...

    I'm just going to post my hourly update everywhere until these creeps get this to work.
    Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Shi-lonG Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2007 6:17 AM (in response to jamesob5)
    Stop waiting for the AT&T to solve your current activations. Simply cancel your activation and re-start the process. Keep repeating this process if activation does not occur within 30 min. This is what my dad did and this process has had so far, 100% success as far as I could see.
  • Gravity Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 2, 2007 8:19 AM (in response to Kody Bryson)
    Gravity: Now you're talking. If my iPhone worked I'd
    be gloating out on the streets, not here on the
    message boards. As soon as it works I'll be annoying
    all my friends that don't have one, I'm sure.

    Taunt someone with Windows Mobile for me, OK?



    You know, we really did get off on the wrong foot.

    In all seriousness, I hope you get things worked out. The iPhone is a blast to use. Soon, you'll forget this whole activation fiasco.
  • jw20000 Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2007 12:30 PM (in response to mhler)
    You only get activation if you have a listed address. Many people do not have USPS listed addresses.
    HP xw9300, Windows XP Pro
  • jw20000 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 2, 2007 12:33 PM (in response to Peter Hanley)
    I am three days in with no hope of activation. I spent the morning at the ATT office and the afternoon on the phone with Apple. Nothing can be done to activate an Iphone plus nobody can do anything to help. One rep suggested canceling the activation, returning the unit and starting over.
    HP xw9300, Windows XP Pro
  • Taylor Wood Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2007 12:37 PM (in response to Shi-lonG)
    I've asked 3 different reps to cancel my activation and they won't even let me. They give me no option but to keep waiting.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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