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post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by okdale81 View Post

Has anyone tried activating an iPhone for an existing line on an existing ATT/Cingular family plan?

I did this afternoon and had no problem activating the phone. It happened within the 3 minutes as advertised and I'm not even the primary owner of the family account.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by PBG4 Dude View Post

I did this afternoon and had no problem activating the phone. It happened within the 3 minutes as advertised and I'm not even the primary owner of the family account.

Cool, you did this with iTunes I assume?

And the primary owner of the account doesn't have to approve the addition of the iPhone data plan?
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by aplnub View Post

the problem is that a lot of phone users are getting iTunes to bring up the activation screen and u can't have it activated at the store. No doubt this is apple leveraging ATT to get iTunes in every iPhone house this is becoming a major flop quickly and apple better produce some answers fast. PR nightmare is about to take shape.

Could this solve your problems?
post #44 of 47
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the problem is that a lot of phone users are NOT getting the iTunes welcome activation screen and u can't have it activated at the store. No doubt this is apple leveraging ATT to get iTunes in every iPhone house this is becoming a major flop quickly and apple better produce some answers fast. PR nightmare is about to take shape.
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post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by physguy View Post

Just to add my experience for background.

I'ts been 15 hours now since I got the dreaded "Your activation requires additional time to complete". I was getting very frustrated so I finally called ATT. Turns out this is neither ATT's nor Apple's fault. It's T-Mobile. I have a business account on which I was previously NOT the authorized users. My company called 10 DAYS AGO to add my name as an authorized user. I call T-Mobile and found out that T-Mobile never completed the paperwork!!!! So my authorization has been held up by T-Mobile in the port of the number to ATT.

Just some background for others feeling the frustration.

So update-- after bugging T-Mobile everything happened in about another 2 hours so I'm now up and running. UNBELIEVABLE device:
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by okdale81 View Post

Cool, you did this with iTunes I assume?

And the primary owner of the account doesn't have to approve the addition of the iPhone data plan?

Yes, I did it using iTunes.

No, the primary owner did nothing, although I did need to know the last 4 digits of the primary's SSN.
post #47 of 47
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Got the activation window to come up...the sim replacement trick worked...more later as I have to deliver this to my friend who is freekn climbing the walls for it...
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