iPhone 4s 16g: ' no service'

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  1. chrispycrutch

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    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?
     
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    Connect to itunes to activate it ?
     
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    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?
     
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    I was the same with mine , I had to go into the network settings to get mine up and running
     
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    Got the card direct from '3', as I required a micro sim. Have already connected to itunes to load music etc.
     
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    Didnt think you could change the network settings on OS5 thought they removed the option on locked phones :confused:
     
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    My phone is unlocked, bought direct from the Apple shop, going to call in there today with it.
     
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    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?
     
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    Yes, only for a short time, then straight over to 'no service'
     
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    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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