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    Hi Guys
    just bought a 2nd user 3gs. apparently it was previously jailbroken, but updated to 3.1.3.
    when i insert my simcard, it show o2 network, but not actually any signal bars.
    if i try to call, it immediatley says "call ended, call failled"
    so i tried a erase all content and settings, connected to itunes and set up as a new iphone.
    but it say "waiting for activation. this may take some time"
    24 hrs later, still waiting!
    is there anything i can do or should do?

    i thought that when i set it up as a new phone it would have gone thru the welcome to ur new iphone process as in pic at this site, but it never! and i dont seem to be able to get there!

    all help greatfully received



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    Call O2 and ask them to verify that the phone is not 'barred' from using the network. This is something they would have done if it had been reported stollen or an insurance claim had been filed to replace it. you never know what the previous owner has done unless you know them and can ask.
    If it is barred it will never work in the UK but will work overseas if it had been unlocked. There is no way to unlock on 3.1.3 so you might be stuck with a touch instead of a fully functioning phone.
    Let us know how you get on with O2.

    PS there are webs sites that will check the IMEI number to validate barring but the charge you for the service I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scudder View Post
    Call O2 and ask them to verify that the phone is not 'barred' from using the network. This is something they would have done if it had been reported stollen or an insurance claim had been filed to replace it. you never know what the previous owner has done unless you know them and can ask.
    If it is barred it will never work in the UK but will work overseas if it had been unlocked. There is no way to unlock on 3.1.3 so you might be stuck with a touch instead of a fully functioning phone.
    Let us know how you get on with O2.

    PS there are webs sites that will check the IMEI number to validate barring but the charge you for the service I believe.
    phone was from a friend so no worries there.
    phoned o2 but because i got me sim from carphone warehoue (cpw) and not o2, cpw dont dont have a deignated iphone team!
    they told me to fone o2 direct, but because my contract sim is not with them as such, the automated service told me to phone cpw (vicious circle lol)
    gonna try o2 directly again, will let u know how i go.

 

 

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