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iPhone 4s 16g: ' no service'

chrispycrutch

Novice Member
Opened my new phone on Xmas day inserted my '3' sim and away we go I thought. I live in a low signal area so thought the 'no service' message was just for where I live but having been out and about with the phone today I have the same message where ever I am.

Any ideas?
 

jerryq7777

Well-known Member
Connect to itunes to activate it ?
 

gkpm

Novice Member
Connect to itunes to activate it ?
Shouldn't iOS 5 activate it on it's own?

Guess the OP can give that a try, but if it doesn't work maybe give 3 a call as it sounds like the SIM card is not active.

Where did you get the SIM card from?
 

chrispycrutch

Novice Member
Shouldn't iOS 5 activate it on it's own?

Guess the OP can give that a try, but if it doesn't work maybe give 3 a call as it sounds like the SIM card is not active.

Where did you get the SIM card from?
Got the card direct from '3', as I required a micro sim. Have already connected to itunes to load music etc.
 

jerryq7777

Well-known Member
I was the same with mine , I had to go into the network settings to get mine up and running
Didnt think you could change the network settings on OS5 thought they removed the option on locked phones :confused:
 

chrispycrutch

Novice Member
Didnt think you could change the network settings on OS5 thought they removed the option on locked phones :confused:
My phone is unlocked, bought direct from the Apple shop, going to call in there today with it.
 

gkpm

Novice Member
chrispycrutch said:
My phone is unlocked, bought direct from the Apple shop, going to call in there today with it.
Have you called Three about it? Still sounds like the card isn't active, not something Apple can help with.

Does it say "Searching" for a bit after re-inserting the sim card?
 

chrispycrutch

Novice Member
Have you called Three about it? Still sounds like the card isn't active, not something Apple can help with.

Does it say "Searching" for a bit after re-inserting the sim card?
Yes, only for a short time, then straight over to 'no service'
 

chrispycrutch

Novice Member
Thanks for your advice 'gkpm', called three who as you advised say that the sim has to be activated, the only reason I thought i had a problem was that when I upgraded from a 3gs to a 4s, i asked Three to deactivate the 3gs sim and activate the micro sim, having just spoken with them it seems they ignored my request :mad:.

Got to wait upto 24 hours for the activation now. Thanks for all your help guys.
 

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