6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2010 2:47 PM by frankwc
PeterWor Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)
Just out of curiosity, for those of you that seem to be having problems activating your new iPhone 4 through iTunes, are you already current AT&T iPhone customers or are you activating new iPhones ?

I'm patiently waiting for my new iPhone from FedEx and I'm upgrading from an existing 3GS iPhone, so I'm wondering if I'll have an activation problem or not.

Also, if I activate and then restore from a backup of my 3GS am I going to be sorry? There are preferences etc leftover from apps that I've tried and deleted etc, so I'm wondering if I should just start fresh and sync from iTUnes new. The ***** would be entering all the dates in "Informant" (my replacement for calendar)

Thoughts?
TIA,
Peter

17" Unibody MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS
  • HudsonJohns Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
    Can tell you that I am a former upgrader (from the getgo) and was dismayed when I went to activate. Got a screen with my number and two boxes for input: zip code and last four digits of SSN. Put them in and promptly got a "AT&T session timed out...) message. Tried it probably ten more times then posted here seeking a solution.

    I used to work for Apple and no matter what, the mantra is to "restart the machine" so I tried that. Presto! Activation took right away. Now syncing. I'll probably run out of space because I dropped from a 32G down to a 16G since I have the 64G iPad (and it LOVE it - can even make Skype calls so the iPhone isn't really a do or die requirement).

    New iPhone looked much smaller when I took it out of the box. Heavier too for just being a 16G, still it is slim and beautiful to look at.
  • jtong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i got my new iphone from fedex, went directly to itunes, synced it, backed it up from my old 3gs and everything went smoothly and quickly. i experienced no probs. i only found that i had to enter my password on my new iphone for it to locate my wireless and resync my bluetooth earpiece for the phone. other than that, it couldn't have been simpler or quicker.
  • Thomas Low Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Ditto. Flawless..
  • chiphone33 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Got mine about an hour ago from ATT!

    Activated with no issues, when making my test call, it was ringing and then......CALL FAILED!

    So yeah.. everything is normal
  • Cowboy1629 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    No problems here. Past AT&T customer and upgraded from 3GS. Synced from iTunes with my old phone stuff and no issues. Activation with Apple and AT&T took less than 90 seconds. Backup took a little time because of all the music and movies on my old phone. Only thing I had to enter so far was my Gmail account password and setup account on Pandora again.
  • frankwc Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    chiphone33 wrote:
    Got mine about an hour ago from ATT!

    Activated with no issues, when making my test call, it was ringing and then......CALL FAILED!

    So yeah.. everything is normal



    Lol...that was good