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  • At&T activation servers go down
    Well it was bound to happen, many stores, both AT&T and Apple, are experencing extremely slow or no activations at all. Reports from Engadet are saying the stores are sending the people home with their new phones so they can activate it from there....which i find very interesting.

    Originally Posted by :
    10:32AM ET: Indeed, depending on what employee you talk to, in-store activation via iTunes is either "slow" or "down" -- but either way, they're handing you the phone unactivated, which needs to be completed by connecting to iTunes from the comfort of your home. Beware: if you're upgrading, your old SIM will be immediately bricked, so you'll be phoneless until you complete the activation!
    If you look at the screens, you can see the one crashed lol


    Follow the story live @ engadet
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    EDIT

    One of our own members, who happens to work for AT&T just sen tus this info:

    Originally Posted by :
    I work for AT&T. The reason iTunes is running slow is due to the amount of users accessing at once. Apple is suppose to be working on fixing the issue. I know this because my POS system from AT&T is displaying this as a global message.
    So there you have an official confirmation, thanks to our member sol2345
    This article was originally published in forum thread: At&T activation servers go down started by .:MirrorminD:. View original post
    Comments 95 Comments
    1. mozzyman's Avatar
      mozzyman -
      does this mean that us people that want to unlock can go out and buy one as they wont require us to sign the 2 year contract and plan etc...
    1. pilsungpam's Avatar
      pilsungpam -
      I have windows vista. How do I do the ipconfig /flushdns??
    1. btdesigns's Avatar
      btdesigns -
      the ATT Activation service is down and u can buy iphones unactivated NYC
    1. cockyjeremy's Avatar
      cockyjeremy -
      Shewwww.. i thought i broke my new 16gb white iphone.. until i read this. lol. Mine was activated in store, but i came home and restored it now can't get past the "slide for emergency" screen.. this is annoying, but nowhere near as bad as thinking i somehow bricked it.. haha.
    1. TheAppShare's Avatar
      TheAppShare -
      You can flush your DNS by just restarting your computer. Any of you try that? You may also want to try it from a different computer. Or restart your router to develop a new IP address.

      Good Luck.
    1. the sr5's Avatar
      the sr5 -
      Waited 14 Hours was first inline at the ATT store here went STRAIGHT home and cant activate.... have tried several times, this is very disappointingly
    1. chrsptl's Avatar
      chrsptl -
      apple and at&t both facing unexpected large sell of new iPhone 3g and same time preowen iPhone customers updating their iphone so server has down for now. Could be up by 1:00 pm est time possibly.. Well hope for the best
    1. jtesnani's Avatar
      jtesnani -
      flushing dns is actually dscacheutil -flushcache
    1. burdell1's Avatar
      burdell1 -
      Does anyone know what happens if I were to sign up with a new AT&T plan and cancel it within 30 days? How can they make me bring the phone back?
    1. jtesnani's Avatar
      jtesnani -
      they will bill you the ETF if you dont' return the equipment, plus, with iphones it may be 14 days and not 30. with the old iphone it was 14 days for "Trial"
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by burdell1 View Post
      Does anyone know what happens if I were to sign up with a new AT&T plan and cancel it within 30 days? How can they make me bring the phone back?
      haha good question haha...

      well i waited in line anda hours...
      then waited in da store half an hour before they finally sent me home wit it...
      and it wont activate :-(


      30 days for da new iphone
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      The line in austin was 300 people deep at one of the apple stores at 11:00 CST.... I turned right around and came back to work.
    1. CodyR1951's Avatar
      CodyR1951 -
      Quote Originally Posted by burdell1 View Post
      Does anyone know what happens if I were to sign up with a new AT&T plan and cancel it within 30 days? How can they make me bring the phone back?
      Well. You have to sign a 2 year contract. So if you did cancel within that 30 days you have to pay the Early Termination Fee (ETF) which is about (I think) around $300.

      So it wouldn't be very smart. But you would get to keep your iPhone.
    1. infamous12550's Avatar
      infamous12550 -
      Yeah exactly... What does the contract say about cancelling & keeping the phone? Is it still a $175 to terminate early, or did they make some new silly cluase that you have to pay some ridiculous amout?
    1. crizzle09's Avatar
      crizzle09 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      The line in austin was 300 people deep at one of the apple stores at 11:00 CST.... I turned right around and came back to work.
      Hey if you came and found me I would have gladly sold you my spot cause right now I'm out about 215 bucks and all I got was a good looking brick with an apple logo on it.
    1. DuRo's Avatar
      DuRo -
      If everyone would stop messing around with itunes maybe the server would come back up. Me Ill wait to tomorrow to .
    1. gameviper's Avatar
      gameviper -
      Quote Originally Posted by DuRo View Post
      If everyone would stop messing around with itunes maybe the server would come back up. Me Ill wait to tomorrow to .
      doubt it... they need techs in there to work on the servers and re establish connections
    1. abercrfootball's Avatar
      abercrfootball -
      What the hell, they knew this would happen, so why didn't they buy more servers to fix this!!!!!!
    1. ryan christopher's Avatar
      ryan christopher -
      this is lame, my phone wont sync and any time i try and turn on 3G i lose service
    1. matt.superman's Avatar
      matt.superman -
      this is BS. i buy new iphone and i go and activate it and i get a "No Sim card inserted" f****** gay.