Are you getting the following Error Message: "We are unable to validate your new phone online. For further assistance, chat online with one of our representatives." from http://sprint.com/activate when you try to activate your new iPhone?
If you are attempting to activate an iPhone online through sprint.com and are getting the above error message, you may not have entered the correct phone code. The correct phone code to use for activating your iPhone is referenced on the box as the “IMEI/MEID”. If you continue to encounter errors, please chat or call 888-211-4727 to visit with a Care representative.
I'm on hold trying to activate a 4 right now and then I'll be doing the 4S afterward. The problem is that the sticker on the back of the 4 doesn't have all those numbers... it does have an MEID but it is numbers and letters and it isn't taking it when I type it in.
I knew I was in trouble when the CSR told me to first remove the battery.
I hope I can get this thing up and running.
After a 20 minute hold the first rep wasnt able to activate my phone. She said she would have to transfer me to the android specialist. I told her I didnt have an android, I had an iphone. She told me they were the same thing. I insisted they wern't.
She then laughed at me pretty rudely, and said she would transfer me to the "iphone" specialist. With heavy sarcasim. It's been awhile since I have had a rep with that sort of rude demeanor.
So the next rep was nice, but ultimatley couldn't help me because she doesnt do iphone, so she transfered me to the iphone tech support. So I am again on hold =(
Make sure you get the rude CSR's name. When Sprint contacts you about the recent call you placed, make sure you let them know about your experience. Maybe even send in an email to the company. Not like they'll do anything, but still, at least you have it documented. If there are enough complaints, maybe they'll do something about the employee.