How To Activate Your New iPhone 5 On AT&T

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How To Activate Your New iPhone 5 On AT&T

How in the hell do I get service on this new iPhone?!!” This seems to be the question many customers are/were asking including myself. I ordered my iPhone 5 from AT&T and I am upgrading from an iPhone 3GS (yes I know). There were no clear instructions in the box on how to activate the phone and after trying on AT&T activation web site I had no luck. AT&T’s answer was to “plug it into iTunes”.

Some said to dial 611 from the iPhone 5 (which failed since there is no service), plugging your iPhone 5 in to your computer and iTunes (which did nothing). After looking through forums I finally found what worked for me after 2 days with no service. Follow the steps below. I promise you do not have to talk to a live person it’s all automated.

**Make sure you are using the most current version of iTunes which you can download HERE

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Follow These Steps to activate your new iPhone in 5-8 minutes:

  1. Call 1-800-331-0500  ( 18003310500) – I used my home land line and you will press 1 a lot. Have your zip code and last 4 of your social security number handy. It asked me to okay an agreement …. blah blah… but then asked if the number I want to activate was my home number, you have an option to put in your cell number for your iPhone 5. Easy 2 minutes of your time.
  2. You are told “The iPhone will be activate in 5 minutes” and you will be prompted to power the device off and back on after 5 minutes. If that does not work try a reboot (hold the sleep and home button together, ignore the “slide to power off” and wait until the screen goes black and you see an apple appear then let go of the buttons)
  3. That should be it, you should have service. If not try turning off the phone for another 5-10 min and rebooting the phone again.

Hope this helped some but this may not help all. Just try power cycling and if nothing seems to work call for a live person at AT&T and they may have to check your iPhone plan and switch it to a 4G plan which should have happened when you ordered it. Each scenario may be different but so far this one seems to work best. Make sure you do try to at least plug the iPhone via USB/Lightning into your Mac/PC using the latest version of iTunes and follow the prompts.

 

*This Blog is no longer active after I became ill, I just thought I would help people out. Good luck!

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iTunes 10.1 is ready for download



By Bryan Sanders posted Nov 20th, 2010 at 11:40PM

iTunes 10.1

What’s new in iTunes 10.1

• Use AirPlay to instantly and wirelessly stream videos from iTunes to the all-new Apple TV.

• Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2.

• Provides a number of important stability and performance improvements.


iTunes 10.0.1

iTunes 10.0.1 makes it easier to share your favorite music with your friends on Ping. You can now Like or Post about music right from your iTunes library. You can also easily see the recent activity of a selected artist in your library, or of all artists and friends you follow on Ping using the new Ping Sidebar.

This release also provides a number of important bug fixes, including:

• Addresses an issue where the picture quality of a video changes depending on whether the on-screen controls are visible.
• Resolves an issue where iTunes may unexpectedly quit while interacting with album artwork viewed in a separate window.
• Fixes a problem that affects the performance of some third-party visualizers.
• Addresses an issue where the iTunes library and playlists appear empty.
• Resolves an issue that created an incompatibility with some third-party shared libraries.


iOS 4.1 is here and ready for download on iTunes



By Bryan Sanders posted Sept 08, 2010 at 11:40PM

iOS 4.1

iOS 4.1 Software Update

This update contains improvements, including the following:

• Game Center
– Send and receive friend requests
– Invite friends to multi-player games over the Internet
– Play multi-player games by auto-matching with other
players
– View Leaderboards and Achievements
– Discover new games from friends
• High dynamic range (HDR) photos on iPhone 4
• Support for TV show rentals on iTunes
• Ability to upload HD videos to YouTube and MobileMe
over Wi-Fi on iPhone 4
• Additional support for AVRCP-supported accessories,
including next & previous track control
• FaceTime calling directly from Favorites
• Bug fixes, including:
– iPhone 4 proximity sensor performance
– iPhone 3G performance
– Nike+iPod fixes
– Bluetooth improvements

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPhone 3G
• iPod touch 2nd generation, or later

Game Center requires iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 2nd generation or later.

For feature descriptions and complete instructions, see the user guides for iPhone and iPod touch at:
<http://support.apple.com/manuals/iphone&gt;
<http://support.apple.com/manuals/ipodtouch&gt;

For more information about iPhone and iPod touch, go to:
<http://www.apple.com/iphone&gt;
<http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch&gt;

To troubleshoot your iPhone or iPod touch, or to view additional support information go to:
<http://www.apple.com/support/iphone&gt;
<http://www.apple.com/support/ipodtouch&gt;

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222&gt;


Yahoo! Fantasy Football 2010 Version 2.3 in the App Store



By Bryan Sanders posted Oct 01, 2010 at 09:04PM

Yahoo! Fantasy Football  2.3 (2010)

Yahoo! Fantasy Football ’10 Version 2.3 was released in the App Store and on iTunes. The latest version includes: Performance improvements and minor bug fixes. For previous version and details see below. If you are experiencing issues with the application, make sure you are updating the app with each release. I haven’t had any issues yet but I know a lot of you have.


What’s New In Version 2.3

Performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

What’s New In Version 2.2

Updated to address Week 1 performance issues.

What’s New In Version 2.1

* Multiple bug fixes
* Projected points
* % owned stat
* 2009 player stats

What’s New In Version 2.0

Updated for the 2010 Fantasy Football Season!

New updates for this year include:

• In-app roster alerts to help you manage your team
• Player notes
• Updated design with graphics optimized for iPhone 4


Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.


Chomp Version 2.0.1 in the App Store



By Bryan Sanders posted Sept 10, 2010 at 09:01PM

Chomp 2.0.1

Chomp version 2.0.1 was just released in the App Store and on iTunes. The latest version includes: Twitter sign-up bug that was affecting some users, is now fixed and Other minor bugs fixed . This is a Free application and a great one to have.


What’s New In Version 2.0.1

– Twitter sign-up bug that was affecting some users, is now fixed.
– Other minor bugs fixed.

What’s New In Version 2.0.0

Updated for iPhone 4 and iOS 4 with a completely new UI and new search functionality!

– New search lets you find apps based on the type of app you’re looking for, not just app name. For example, search for “astronomy”, “concerts” or “shopping lists”
– Beautiful new high resolution UI (with high resolution images for the Retina display) that shows you the on-sale, new and recommended apps you’re looking for faster than ever
– Supports multi-tasking on compatible iOS 4 devices


What is Chomp?

Chomp is the BEST way to find apps on the app store. It’s an app discovery engine that provides the best way to find apps through a unique combination of app search & personalized recommendations.

Search
* Find apps based on the type of app you’re looking for, not just app name. For example, search for “astronomy”, “concerts” or “shopping lists”
* Filter your search results by category or price
* See app search results ranked based on user reviews

Recommendations
* See a list of app recommendations based on your previous app reviews
* Follow friends on Facebook & Twitter to see a live stream of their app reviews
* Explore a list of apps that have just dropped in price

For more info, please visit www.chomp.com


Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later.


LinkedIn version 3.2 in the App Store



By Bryan Sanders posted August 22, 2010 at 11:45PM

LinkedIn 3.2

LinkedIn version 3.2 was released today in the App Store and on iTunes. The latest version includes: improved support for iPhone 4 Retina display, a new re-design of member profiles, and other improvements. This is a Free app.


What’s New In Version 3.2

– In All Updates and Profiles, see what your connections have changed when they update their profile
– New re-design of member profiles to make it easier to see who you have in common, highlights changes made to a member’s profile, and makes it easier to send a message or invite someone.
– Improved support for iPhone 4 Retina display


Description

LinkedIn for iPhone puts your professional network just a touch away. Walk into any interview or client meeting with the ability to look up the details and connect with over 75 million professionals worldwide. Get the latest updates and messages from your network and keep them up-to-date with your status in real-time.


Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.


TweetDeck for iPhone Version 1.4.1 in the App Store



By Bryan Sanders posted August 18, 2010 at 11:45PM


TweetDeck for iPhone 1.4 and 1.4.1

TweetDeck for iPhone Version 1.4 was released today in the App Store and on iTunes. Version includes: Switch to Twitter xAuth API and a Landscape keyboard fix in iOS 4. Version 1.4.1 includes: Fixed crash on older iOS versions.


What’s New In Version 1.4.1

Fixed crash on older iOS versions.

What’s New In Version 1.4

* Switch to Twitter xAuth API
* Landscape keyboard fix in iOS 4


Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.