So, to pick up from where we left off last night… After going from the excitement of flying to New York and getting my iPhone to the disappointment over being unable to activate, thanks to some troubles with AT&T, I am pleased to report that I now have a fully functioning mobile phone.
I flew home from New York Saturday morning with a new determination to get my iPhone working. I spoke with a nice gentleman, Peter, that had the knowledge to answer my questions and the know-how to implement whatever changes that needed to be made to get my iPhone working.
As compared to the frustrations of a day ago, the activation process that I saw today was incredibly easy and straightforward. I plugged in my iPhone and iTunes opened; I filled in my information; chose my data package; agreed to the terms and a two-year agreement; and clicked submit.
The iPhone screen said that it was waiting for activation, so I clicked continue in iTunes and named my phone—by the time I did that, the iPhone had been activated. That is the process I was expecting with the iPhone all along.
As for anyone out there still having problems getting their phone up and running, AT&T has several numbers that you can call including a number—877/419-4500—that comes up in iTunes.
I have had a little time to play around with the iPhone and will post my thoughts on the features soon, both here and at iPhone Central.