iPhone 3GS Activation Delay Due to AT&T Volume
For those who got the new iPhone 3GS, there is an iPhone 3GS activation delay due to AT&T volume. A message on the screen of phones straining to be recognized by the network read: “Waiting for activation. This may take some time.”
iPhone 3GS Activations delay message:
Your action requires additional time to complete.
Please note: Due to current activation volumes, it may take up to 48 hors to resolve your issue. We will send a confirmation __________ once your activation is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. You can set up your iPhone and explore features that do not require access to the AT&T network. To get started, please disconnect and then reconnect your iPhone.
Some were lucky because when they hooked up their iPhone 3GS with iTunes, the new phone completed the activation.