[X4U] Bragging Rights for Shawn

Aron S. Spencer aron at r8ix.com
Sun Jul 8 04:50:31 PDT 2007

Put different ZIP codes in the "Billing" and the "Where will you  
primarily use this phone?" pages. There is a "trick" online for  
activating with a phone number from a different place than where you  
live. It should work for you, too.

On Jul 8, 2007, at 1:28 AM, Michael Elliott wrote:

> Unfortunately, nothing but trouble on my end.  Just walked into the  
> Oklahoma City, OK Apple Store and purchased an 8GB.  Took it home.   
> Tried to activate it, when the trouble started :-)
> My suburb of Oklahoma City has been issued a new Zip code by the  
> USPS effective July 1.  When I tried to activate, I tried to enter  
> my regular, "old" zip.  The activation then said that that wasn't  
> recognized...would I like to select the address with the NEW zip?  
> (There was no choice here...select the New zip or give up).  So I  
> did.  Then I get the message that "AT&T does not offer wireless  
> service in your area."  Of course, I've had Cingular here for 6 years.
> Call ATT customer support. They basically explain that their credit  
> process can only pull up my NEW zip, but that their "coverage map"  
> is based on zip code...and does not recognize the NEW code, only  
> the old one.
> This wasn't the Infinite Loop I was hoping to see :-)
> Supposedly someone will be able to override this tomorrow during  
> "credit"s office hours (which don't follow the Support hours...grrr).
> Why, oh why, Apple, did you see fit to lock out the other features  
> of the darn iPhone until the "phone" part was activated?
> :-)
> Michael
> On Jul 7, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Ronald Steinke wrote:
>> How is it performing, Shawn? Did you have any of the problems in  
>> activation that I have read about?
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Aron S. Spencer
Union, NJ 07083

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