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How do I activate iphone PAYG sim without iPhone?

rash Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I've bought an iPhone simcard, with 12 months free internet. It was fully sealed.

It says online I need to use iTunes to activate it, with my iPhone, but I don't have one.

I was under the impression that the simcard was essentially already activated and all I have to do is pop into my phone change the access point to PAYG and it would work!

Now it says authourisation failed! How do I get around this?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
ooohhh.. i done the same.. im getting my sim tonight... didnt know this... anyone know.. ??.. BUMP!
#2
i think you should call costumer service,and they will activate it for you..maybe they will ask for your iphone ..
#3
Hi

I bought one of these too and it was already activated.

I had same trouble as you setting it up. You need to change the login name and password in addition to the APN name.

I am at work so I can't check mine, but it was something like username - Web Password -Password

You should be able to find it on google because there are a couple of different username and password combinations. Once you get it correct it will authenticate and connect.

If you are still struggling later I will check my config.. They work great.

Came with a tenner on it too !
#4
i dont think you can use it on another phone?
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Details are:

APN Name : payandgo.o2.co.uk

Username : payandgo
Password : password

Set it up right.. and it will work. I have even tested it in my 3G USB Modem. Works a treat. Strictly for testing of course :whistling:
#6
dazzab30
Details are:

APN Name : payandgo.o2.co.uk

Username : payandgo
Password : password

Set it up right.. and it will work. I have even tested it in my 3G USB Modem. Works a treat. Strictly for testing of course :whistling:


Nope still don't work, says authorization failed
#7
my iphone says
APN: payandgo.o2.co.uk
User: Vertigo
Pass: password
#8
OK, i've been told I need to top-up £10 and then it will activate it! But i've asked them to transfer my number and credit from another simcard and so that should activate it.

Will post once I get an update from O2.
#9
t0mm
my iphone says
APN: payandgo.o2.co.uk
User: Vertigo
Pass: password


that's the settings on my iphone.

rash : i am not sure,did your sim come with a loaded 10£ credit? if yes no need to topup ..for the transfer yes they will transfer your number and the credit with no problem,,that's what i did in last september..
#10
mohd01
that's the settings on my iphone.

rash : i am not sure,did your sim come with a loaded 10£ credit? if yes no need to topup ..for the transfer yes they will transfer your number and the credit with no problem,,that's what i did in last september..


It was completely sealed, so the simcard had not been topped up. I rang and was told by O2 I need to top up by £10 to activate it.

Since I already had a simcard with £10 credit I asked them to move the number and the credit over to the new iPhone simcard and as soon as that is complete it should be activated hopefully.
#11
any updates on this??
#12
bump, i'm also interested in the answer to this Q. (as are many people in this thread )
#13
TehJumpingJawa
bump, i'm also interested in the answer to this Q. (as are many people in this thread )

any news on this please?

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