I was blaming AT&T for this over and over. I tried calling them on Saturday and the guy on the phone said he was instructed to tell me to go to an AT&T store or an Apple Store. I did not have time to find an AT&T store. I tried the Apple store as we were having dinner right near it. But, the wait was an hour!!! Triple Grrrrrrr.
So, on Sunday night, I got this email from Apple:
Dear Apple Customer,So, whose fault is this? Is it Apple or AT&T? I had been assuming AT&T all along. But, Apple is giving me the credit.
Thank you for your recent Apple Store order. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay in your iPhone activation.
We are still resolving the issue that was encountered while activating your iPhone with AT&T. Unfortunately, due to system issues and continued high activation volumes, this could take us up to an additional 48 hours to complete.
On Monday, you'll receive an email from Apple with an iTunes Store credit in the amount of $30. We hope you will enjoy this gift and accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this delay has caused.
Thank you for choosing Apple.
Apple Online Store Team
On Monday morning, at about 11:30CDT, my phone was activated. That is about 62 hours after I hooked it up to iTunes. The phone is great.
I guess I should listen to Louis CK says and just be happy that the future is here and quit bitching.