General Question about activating the Galaxy S2.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tcross8361, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. tcross8361

    tcross8361 Well-Known Member
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    Well I ordered a Galaxy S2 and have been watching Youtube videos and reading articles about it. There's one thing I've seen and have a question about. What's the best way to activate it?

    I've seen a few cases where people had problems activating it. One unboxing video I seen showed it had a sticker on it that said you had to call VM to activate it. Can you do it through the VM site. Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. rcarter10

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    Just go online to the virgin mobile site, takes about five minutes. Look for the "activate"tab
     
  3. tcross8361

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    I've never had any problems doing it that way before with any other device. I just wondered if there was something different with the SGS2.
     
  4. rcarter10

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  5. TheBritton

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    I had a big problem activating it. Well, not so much a problem as it was a pain in the neck. After successfully swapping phones on the VM website, I attempted to activate the phone from the handset's "Hands Free Activation" .. over and over it said that activation was unsuccessful and to try again. I called VM customer service and they told me I needed to have 4G (which is absolutely not true so disregard that) and after talking to tech support they explained that:
    After swapping the phone online the device may not activate over the air for a couple of hours.

    All in all, the only problem I had was the phone would not activate for about one and a half hours after I swapped the phone online. If that happens to you, just wait everything will be fine :)
     
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  6. PiitaaDerbez

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    I did have some problems with my triumph the first time. But ever since, swapping/new phones have never been a problem.
     
  7. tcross8361

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    Got it yesterday and it only took 20 minutes to activate. Man this thing is sweet!
     
  8. rcarter10

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