yeah you arent the only one i am in the same dilemma as you. it sucks! i hope APPLE fixes this ASAP!!!
Same here... ugh frustrating!
same here. I have 2 very expensive paperweights
Same here. I waited in line at the apple store because I had today off, I've never done it before, and my trusty iphone 4 was getting long in the tooth and it was time for an ugprade... after some issues because I have mine through a business account with my family, I finally got the phone... after all that waiting, it said it had issues activating and sim not valid.
They had verizon reps there, and they said they had issues since this the apple store opened at like 8am. They said check every hour or so and hopefully verizon and apple get their act together. He also said do a complete restart when you check, hitting try again probably wouldn't get the job done. Supposedly, the verizon rep said that apple and verizon are aware of the issue and are working on it.
The major issue is my old phone stopped working and the new one isn't either... womp womp womp.
So frustrating since 10:25 AM EST this problem happen and nobody have the competency to fixing the problem that's is the worst no one on Verizon no one at apple that's is for a full price phone people almost 700 bucks for a phone beautifully but USELESS.
This is so FRUSTRATING
It's not an apple problem. It's verizon.
Same problem with the same purchase situation here.
I am in an apple store right now and they are trying to work it out.
I have 2 here and to make it worse I was told all I needed was my SIM from my previous phone, of course that doesn't work as well.
I've been on the phone for hours with both Verizon and Apple.... each side tells me to call the other. Verizon is sure it's an Apple issue, and tech support at Apple is telling me to go back to Verizon.
We sold our previous iPhones, so both my wife and I are without a working phone at this point, this is ridiculous!!!
So... after calling Verizon, the guy on the phone said it could be one of two things...
1) Bad SIM card (He says there's a 30% chance of this and I think this is less likely because the verizon rep at the apple store said lots of people were having issues, it's known, and apple and verizon are working on it)
2) There is an issue with people connecting to the Apple iOS7 network... I didn't really understand that part and I am not sure if that's the issue, but I the verizon guy over the phone said they were sent a note or an alert that this could be more likely. He thinks there's a 70% chance that this is the issue... so not much extra information, but at least I got confirmed by two sources... lol
I'm hoping it's 2 and I'm hoping it's resolved quickly. I really don't want to go back after waiting for several hours just to get the phone