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Apple watch series 5 activation failed "please try again error"

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Apple watch series 5 activation failed "please try again error"

After trying a couple of times through the Apple Watch app to activate cellular on a second hand (ebay) watch (GPS & CELLULAR) I kept hitting the message  "sorry, looks like we are having technical difficulties. please try again" during the eligibility checks.  So I did a few times, reminiscent of how do you keep an iditot entertained for hours "Flip Over" (written on both sides) , but no luck.  Then to add insult to injury a 3+ hour wait on hold only to be told that I needed a Tier 2 to help out and they closed 15 min ago at midnight 😤   Luckily I was gaming while the hold music was playing in the background.  Any ideas on what's happening - is it truly a technical difficulty on xfinity's side or will that just (most likely) keep appearing and I should call for the Tier 2....3...and so on?

 

  

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Re: Apple watch series 5 activation failed "please try again error"

I have no idea how to fix this.  I've been having the same problem. I tried to make sure both the linked phone and watch were on charging and at >%50 battery life, but that did not help at all.