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Problems activating?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Goofy Yno, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Goofy Yno
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    Is anyone else haveing problems activating? I figure there is just a lot of activity- it starts to activate, says to wait for activation before restarting , than say there's a problem, and goes dark.
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    I had that problem yesterday. Finally went through on the third try.
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    At the store it took about 6-7 minutes.....
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    Im having this problem right now. Iv tried to let it activate 3-5 times. Then says it had a problem. Hopefully soon it will go thur
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    It took 2 tries and 10 min on the second try yesterday.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
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    I'm sure their systems have been taxed a bit the last 2 days.
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    I picked my Bionic up yesterday when it didn't activate the salesperson did a battery and Sim pull and when they were reinstalled the phone activated in just a couple minutes.

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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat.

    My packaging didn't come with an activation guide. So, I'm just assuming I am doing things right. (Please correct me otherwise.)

    1. Insert sim card,
    2. Charge battery,
    3. Turn off old phone,
    4. Turn on new.

    Seems like it should be straight forward.

    This sucker sure pumps out a nice loud pulse to my speaker when it reaches out for the network..
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    It took about 10 minutes for mine to activate this morning. It did go through
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    Thats what Im doing and mine hasnt went thur yet. It tries to activate for 3-4 minutes then says I have a problem . Maybe the activation network is bogged down or something. Hopefully soon it will go thur. Im ready to test it out.
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    Yeah it's on time 8 or 9 now. I suspect half of us will be waiting till 2am
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    Iv prob done it 10-15 times now. Im thinking about calling customer service soon if it doesnt go through. But They probably cant do anything about it
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    The saleswoman had that problem with my phone also. She tried the battery trick and it went thru the next time.
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    Once it got to the enter your gmail info portion of it, I had problems logging in. Turned the device off and back on again and it worked.
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    I called them and once I got through to the second level of support, I read them my sim card number and it worked.

    The first level person was particularly unhelpful this time. He told me because I removed and reseated the card, I'd destroyed it as these cards were single use and he'd have to mail a new card out to me or I would have to go into a store. I pressed him on that and he said he didn't disagree with my understanding of sim cards but that's what it says (He put me on hold and eventually came back to say - Oh that's only if you have ordered a new sim card) I guess we were all new at our jobs once...

    ANYWAY, IT WORKS!!!!!
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    I'm having the same problem ....tried like 10 times now. Also tried pulling the battery.
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    Tried the battery pull and it didn't work, but when I also pulled the SIM and did a battery pull the wireless signal (not for data, for phone) went from 0/1 to 3 bars. However, the activation did not go through even with my OG Droid turned off.
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    At 9am EDT Thursday, after the activation didn't complete the first time in 10 minutes, the sales guy told me to reboot the phone & try again. We didn't have to pull battery or SIM. The second try took about 8 minutes to activate. Was able to enter gmail UN/PW & everything synced from Google just fine from there.
    After leaving the store, I tried to place my first phone call...phone wasn't recognized on the network. Did a power-cycle & things have been good since then.
    The activation process on these things is MUCH LONGER than the process on my original Motorola Droid.

    Another helpful hint: Pull (and keep pulled) the battery from your old phone during the activation process so you can guarantee is isn't causing a problem.
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    My phone just arrived in the mail but there's no sim card installed - was is packed separately or something? Was I supposed to purchase one separately?
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    sim cards are free. If you didn't get one, go by a local Verizon store and they can hook you up.

    Should have been included though...
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