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Waiting for my iPhone 3G (s) – Temporary Problems

Submitted by on June 16, 2009 – 8:32 pm2 Comments

Couldn't reach my VM while the transfer to my new iPhone 3G (s)

Couldn't reach my VM while the transfer to my new iPhone 3G (s)

Yesterday I noticed that I couldn’t get my voice mail messages on my current original iPhone. I called AT&T for help and talked to the iPhone tech support. We tried all types of restarts and resetting networks, but we couldn’t get to my voice mail.

As I always try to ask myself when a gadget works one day and not the next…”Has ANYTHING changed?” I don’t censor myself as to whether it is related or not. In this case, I had ordered my new iPhone 3G(s) and told them I was replacing my original iPhone. Once I spoke to AT&T, and they noticed weird things in my account (like there was no longer my iPhone’s serial number listed) the customer service rep found out that there would be these small inconveniences and problems over the next couple of days while we switch the service to the new phone and it can arrive at my door ready-to-go out of the box.

We were able to check the text messaging by sending a message that reads “test” to 151. An auto response lets us know it’s working.

Moral of the story? Human error or lack of communication within a company can be the culprit of your gadget’s problem. (and…always be sure to set up your VM even if you have an iPhone)

Hey, I’d rather have a few inconveniences than to have to drive 3 hours to stand in line for a phone…

And if you are a friend of mine… just call back til you reach me or I’ll check my missed calls…


  • bodydetox says:

    my iPhone was actually a gift from my girlfriend. i really love this phone and i think that this is the best phone that money can buy. i like the features and the design.

  • admin says:

    No doubt it’s a great phone. I just got a lemon on my first order of iPhone 3GS. And the point is that it IS a great phone and that we have to work through problems. That problems CAN be worked out Come back and check out some of the apps. It’s a lot of fun and there are a lot of useful apps.

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