iPhone: Unbox, Setup, and...Huh? (with Photos)

iPhone: Unbox, Setup, and...Huh? (with Photos)

After you plug in the iPhone and fire up iTunes, you need to activate your AT&T account.

 

iTunes takes you step-by-step through the account activation process. In our example, we're replacing a phone on an existing AT&T account with the iPhone.

 

If you have an AT&T account, enter your info.

 

Since we already have a voice plan, we added a data plan for $20.

 

We then entered our iTunes account info, agreed to the iTunes terms and the AT&T service agreement. We reviewed our account information, and then iTunes said it would take a few minutes to activate our account. Then this screen popped up.

 

Uh-oh. That doesn't look good.

 

It's been two hours since we tried to activate the phone, and we haven't heard anything from AT&T. When we called AT&T tech support, we were told that there is a 24-hour activation turnaround. The tech support person asked if I had any error messages. We didn't. She sounded relieved to hear that response. Hopefully, in the morning, the account will be active. UPDATE: The several hours later, the account was activated.

 

From reports online, it seems that there are quite a few activation problems. Fortunately, the other iPhone we bought activated quickly. Here's our early impressions of the iPhone.

 

 

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I love iphone but i don't have iphone.

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Victor A.

I was expecting something nicer then a small orange & white trash bag...,but I'm still happy I got one! lol... I made the front page of our paper! I only waited in line for 6 hours.
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Darn Penguin

It fills me with glee to see this ridiculous device suffer. Apple gave you all what you wanted, and I hope you're happy.

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JakeB

Steve? Steve Ballmer? Is that you?

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Victor A.

"Steve Ballmer is that you?" Even though he's an total apple hater I know he's sticking out his tounge while he's playing with an iPhone. hahaha

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Nado408

I ment to say, "Thats no moon...Its an Iphone!"

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nado408

Does the last poster work for Microsoft?... Its a beautiful thing! I'll be buying mine as soon as my contract is up...in JANUARY! Maybe by then it will have more memory and faster internet. Either way I'm sooo jealous, it looks cool! Its not a space station...its an Iphone!

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agent99

You may have heard by now, but you don't have to wait until your contract is up. I thought that also, the whole way driving to the AT&T store thinking I hope my contract is up. Got there, and yep! they give you a brand new 2 year contract - doesn't matter when your contract is up. Sigh... of relief - had to have it! In the past, I have done as you might do and held out for the upgraded versions a few months down the road - just couldn't wait this time! The iphone is absolutely beautiful and I would expect nothing less from Apple. Hope you get yours soon!

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Anonymous

Do I work for Microsoft? No. Does the atrocity that is the iPhone make me want to? Still no. I just don't think that Apple is infallible, however much I'd like to. Cell phones are nothing but huge money pits, end of story.

Most of the people who want this device already have an iPod for music and a laptop for wireless web surfing, because people with that kind of budget are the only ones who can afford one. At that point, why not just get a regular cell phone and save your 600 bucks for paying your inevitably prodigious wireless bill?

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Anonymous

well I see you spelled all your big college words correctly,,, maybe after you vote for Hitlery, one of your liberal friends will purchase one for you. how others spend their own money should be NO concern of yours... mind yer own damn buisness COMMUNIST!!!

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macthrivesforever

Obviously you don't 'get' Apple as a whole! It's not about the money or who can afford any Apple product. Apple prodcts are a huge step above the rest, always have been - always will be, regardless of price. Haven't you ever heard that you get what you pay for? And yes... I got mine Friday.

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andersonoscar5

the iPhone looks amazing, and it probably feels amazing in the palm of your hand, too. It's sleek, curvy, shiny, and sexy,with on-screen icons and buttons that just ooze and drip class.

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daisygirl

.........car5 - you know you are sooo right! The iPhone is superbly sleek, curvy, shiny and elegantly sexy!!! Feels great in my hand, perfect size, shape and ultimately smooth! I enjoy running across someone that really appreciates the optimum design that Apple puts in to all of their products - of course, with every product I've purchased over the years the packaging makes the purchase that much more enjoyable.

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nayrk

I kinda expected it to go like this after having seen how Apple packs things, but at the same point I almost expected something more... but then again compared to the Wii or Xbox360's packing (yea i know those have more stuff anyhow) I do always appreciate how simple the packing for Apple products is.

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nayrk

Hope you enjoy being able to answer calls now :D

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