How I got the REBEL sim working in my iphone 3G
I’m new to ghost Sims but would like to share my experiences with getting the Rebel SIM card (v61)to work on my iPhone 3G (v2.2.1)
I had a lot of problems getting this to work with my o2 german sim card but with persistence and a lot of patience (a hell of a lot!!) I got everything working (except for calls/sms whilst on 3g)
No SIM/No Network. – A common Problem!
I found sometimes that the phone will not re-find the network once dropped out of coverage.
I found the most reliable method (100% for me) was to ‘reset network settings’.
This was done with both my o2 (german) SIM and the REBEL SIM still in the iPhone.
SETTINGS - GENERAL – RESET - RESET NETWORK SETTINGS
Do this 3 times (yes 3!) and on the third time signal is found straight away (without having to do flight mode on/off or take the cards out of the iPhone)
Remember to active ‘Data Roaming’ to enable ‘2G’ Data. My provider does not require any settings to be put into the APN but you may have to do this depending on your Provider.
SETTINGS – GENERAL – NETWORK – DATA ROAMING
When in good coverage switching to 3G allowed me to use the high speed data but I couldn’t make/receive calls or SMS.
I could not just switch back to 2G, the phone would switch off Data all together (Calls/sms still worked).
So afterwards I would have to repeat the step above to ‘RESET NETWORK SETTINGS (a right pain I know!! But at least 3G worked)
No in coming SMS
I encountered not getting SMS’s after installing the REBEL SIM card.
To solve this I placed my SIM card into another phone and sent (and received) some sms messages.
After doing this place your sim card with the REBEL SIM back into the phone and I always get sms through to my iPhone now.
I hope my experiences help just some people out there with the REBEL sim card until a better solution comes along (yellowsnow for latest BB pls!?!)