how to activate iphone 4s

May 24, 2015 at 16:38:25
Specs: Windows 7
just got a second hand iphone. when I started it up it will not activate because the activation server is temporary unavailable. I have put in a new card

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May 24, 2015 at 16:43:13
Usually easier to go to a store where that card/phone service is supported when activating a phone (new or second hand)?

If the required server is currently "down" all you can do is wait until it comes back online?

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May 25, 2015 at 13:47:41

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May 25, 2015 at 15:00:49
I took the phone to the local shop, the young man was unable to help. He did point out that the phone is searching all the time, even when there is no sim card in it. with no card in it should come up no card. Do think the phone is faulty or can this be overcome

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May 25, 2015 at 16:04:37
umm Did you have a chat with one of the more enlightened techies at an Apple store?

There are three levels of floor staff at a genuine Apple store. "Meeters 'n Greeters" (as we call them in broadcasting); some of them may know more than others. The duty floor techies who can often resolve problems if you are able to wait a short while; and the problems isn't too serious. And the Geniuses - invariably behind the counter at the rear of the store; and occasionally you can be lucky and get to chat with one of them without an appointment.

The general floor techies "may" also be Genius level on occasion; and on occasion a Genius may even cover as a "meeter 'n greeter" (overtime?).

I would make the effort to have one of the Genius types have a look-see; as if there is a problem with the phone - they likely will know if it can be resolved (or not). This may require you make a firm appointment rather than simply trust to walk-in and chat to a the duty floor techies and hopefully a Genius as well.

If the iPhone is faulty and cannot be "fixed"/made to work... then you may have to go back to the vendor and ask for your money back; or a replacement working iPhone in its stead? Sale of Goods Act - at least in the UK (and that irritating place across the North Sea) - allow that option by law... Quite how you may fare elsewhere - depends on where and how you bought it? If bought over Amazon or eBay - you likely have comeback via their customer services; if a high street store then similarly??

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