iPhone activations are unavailable in your service area until 06:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, September 17 due to scheduled system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.We will process activations in the order received immediately following the system maintenance. We will send you an email confirmation as soon as we complete your activation. Please do not try to activate again before this time as doing so could delay your activation.
I have only one call into AT&T so far. But I expect numerous others, beginning tomorrow. AT&T dropped the ball on this and Apple doesn’t give a rat’s ass about it. We techno geeks/gadget whores are real suckers.
Update: 45 hours and counting. Second call to AT&T. Their excuse: routine system maintenance to be completed by tomorrow. They asked for a number to be called back. Any bets on whether my phone rings tomorrow? I smell a number of class action lawsuits on the horizon.
Update: 51 hours later, I received the wondrous email informing me of my heretofore beautiful brick’s newborn functionality. I must say, it was well worth the wait. More on this gadget later.