Very sorry to hear this, can you let us know what is happening when you attempt to activate online? Are you getting any error messages etc?
Also, in regard to your call, can you let me know which phone number you dialed when you ran into the 'closed' voice prompt yesterday afternoon?
I tried to activate online a few times over the weekend and succeeded after about 6 tries.
What happened was:
After paying on the phone, I selected step 2 to update.
It pops up a screen to say it is connecting online. This appears for a second or two then disappears.
There was no indication that it was successful.
I would then review the license via help, which confirmed there was no change.
Finally the license details were updated, however during this sequence of tries I installed ver 2018 and did a share price update so am not sure when the license update actually succeeded.
There needs to be a further pop-up to indicate if the update attempt was successful or failed, rather than the connecting pop-up just disappearing.