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Thread: At&T activation servers go down
07-11-2008, 09:48 AM #1
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.
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!
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One of our own members, who happens to work for AT&T just sen tus this info:
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.
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07-11-2008, 09:53 AM #2
omg aaccttiivvaattee!!!!! lol
07-11-2008, 09:57 AM #3
rofl im so mad xD.
I had 2.0 yesterday. This morning I woke up because I wanted to sync some songs. All of a sudden, my iphone restarts, then a USB icon appears on it. Then itunes all of a sudden is telling me to restore, even though i had 2.0 already. I do so, and now its stuck at
Acessing Itunes Store.
Shouldn't have synced my phone this morning :P
07-11-2008, 10:00 AM #4
i am having this same problem? anyone know any fixes for this problem? i keep getting can't connect to itunes error message? it worked perfectly until i synced this morning. =(
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07-11-2008, 10:00 AM #5
Sounds like someone is helping the community. God?
07-11-2008, 10:05 AM #6
its true. i have 2 16g black and they didnt activate it at the store. but apple wont let me activate. i get the message too.
07-11-2008, 10:07 AM #7
Hi guys! This is the same thing that is happening to me! I just updated a few minutes ago to the new 2.0 and it is stuck at the "can't access itunes store"?? What do we need to do???
07-11-2008, 10:09 AM #8
You guys are going to have to wait until they are back up, thats about it
07-11-2008, 10:10 AM #9
just wait and let the gods of apple do their biddings..... patience is a virtute
07-11-2008, 10:12 AM #10
07-11-2008, 10:12 AM #11
iphone should have been activated at home anyway.
if anything they should've just made you do the actual contract and what not in the store.
07-11-2008, 10:16 AM #12
lol ya they sent my mom home (i have old iphone and i got her to buy the new one :P ) well she has to activate at home now but we didnt even stand in line we just went and came out in 15 min
07-11-2008, 10:17 AM #13
i didnt open my box until i got home. but contract had to be sorted in store.
at&t sending customers home with their phones means nothing. you still wont be able to leave with an iphone without signing a contract. nothings changed.The Original Autobot of MMiJesus couldn't turn into a fire engine
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Suck it up, Sucker
07-11-2008, 10:18 AM #14
WOW! Now my iphone won't even turn on and when I try to update it says it can't because of error 1601? Will I be ablr to upgrade when they are back up?
07-11-2008, 10:18 AM #15
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lol damn... I restored my phone to 2.0... but it won't let me activate it now... lol... crap... I am off to work soon... hopefully it will be up within an hour... otherwise I will be without a phone for the rest of the day...
07-11-2008, 10:22 AM #16
yea this is weird my phone was stuck on the slide for emergency screen so i tried everything i could and hen unplugged my phone and plugged it back in then it said i was updated to firmware 2.0 but then when i go try to sync it i still get error 9838 so even though i can now use my phone it sucks because i can't sync anything
07-11-2008, 10:22 AM #17
It's not just in-store activation it's people updating their current phones.Phil Nolan
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07-11-2008, 10:23 AM #18
I read through some old apple blogs. Some one suggested running the flush DNS command. It worked for me. At the command line type ipconfig /flushdns
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07-11-2008, 10:23 AM #19
well when i left the store i went to make a call to my wife and i dialed her number and it went straight to att and i asked me if i wanted to activate my phone press 1 and if agreed with the contract terms press 1 so thats what happened to me! i guess thats how i activated it! did this happen to anyone else??
07-11-2008, 10:27 AM #20
I got my phone activated in store, but now i'm receiving an error message saying i'm not authorized to copy apps over onto my iPhone. wtf mate?