AT&T Third-Quarter Results – iPhone Activations at Record High

##ICON_NAME## AT&T recently published their Third-Quarter results and iPhone activations are at a record high. In the third quarter alone AT&T activated 3.2 million iPhones, 40 percent of which were new AT&T customers. This marks AT&T’s highest quarterly increase of iPhone activations to date. Actually, this past third quarter marks quite a few records for AT&T including; “4.3 million postpaid 3G integrated wireless devices added to AT&T’s network, the largest quarterly increase in the company’s history.”

Below are a few quotes from the Third-Quarter Results. You can view the full report HERE. [Read more…]

iPhone 3G Available for At Home Activation?

The iPhone rumor mill is hot with a rumor that AT&T is now allowing for at home activation of the iPhone 3G. It seems that AT&T is now allowing the purchase of the 3G iPhone online and then instead of going to an AT&T store to activate it, you are able to activate it via iTunes. Now, I have read quite a few article about this rumor and have done some research on AT&T’s website (as well as talked to a AT&T rep – see below). Every article I have read says that it is an “unconfirmed” report BG has the most convincing report saying,

“While we haven’t spoken to any of our ninjas to confirm this yet, we did speak to three customer service reps as well as someone in the office of the President – each confirming that at-home activation is a go.”

I have updated the information for this article (see Update section), it seems that it is definitely an iTunes activation process….please read below. [Read more…]

iPhone 3G Activation Issues

iTunesWe’ll write a longer update later about our morning but while we were at the Apple Store (for 2 hours) there seemed to be a problem with the local network. Employees were scrambling fix routers, airport express and find hard wire cables but then realized it was not a local issues, but a worldwide issues. Both Apple stores and cellular service providers were having issues. Eventually the Apple employees just told me to take it home and activate it.

I stopped by the AT&T store and they were having the same problems. They went to just selling iPhones without activating them and just making sure people were signing up for service. We stopped at a local coffee house/restaurant, Panara Bread, and activated Brooke’s iPhone after about 3 attempts. My iPhone was another story! At the time of writing this article, I was still getting the following error every time I connected my iPhone via USB to our laptop and iTunes:

Jailbreaking iPhone 3G

My mind can’t help but dream of the future of the iPhone 3G. I know that it will get jailbroke and unlocked, but how? With AT&T requiring you to activate in the store or Apple store how will pwnage or winpwn work? It restores your iPhone using custom hacked firmware through iTunes which then iTunes activated the iPhone. If this activation process is no longer done in iTunes, how will jailbreaking occur? I know previous methods such as used Safari exploits to gain write access and add without needing to restore and reactivate. [Read more…]

iPhone 3G Requires 2 Year Contract, In Store Activation

AT&TApple and AT&T have learned their lesson. They have a plan on keeping people from unlocking the iPhone: require a 2 year contract and activate the iPhone in the store only. No more activation through iTunes. This means you can’t walk into the Apple Store, buy an iPhone, go home and unlock it to T-Mobile or whoever. You also can’t buy them online from AT&T’s website or This might not matter as much because many countries will be getting the iPhone 3G, but for those that won’t, it’s going to be pretty hard to get one. I assume this will be the same for most carriers throughout the world. One way might be through the few countries who do not allow carriers to lock phones but then the price will surely go up. This memo to AT&T stores explains it all: [Read more…]