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    How do I activate iphone PAYG sim without iPhone?

    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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    ooohhh.. i done the same.. im getting my sim tonight... didnt know this... anyone know.. ??.. BUMP!

    i think you should call costumer service,and they will activate it for you..maybe they will ask for your iphone ..

    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 !

    i dont think you can use it on another phone?

    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:

    Original Poster

    dazzab30;4497757

    Details are:APN Name : payandgo.o2.co.ukUsername : payandgoPassword : … Details are:APN Name : payandgo.o2.co.ukUsername : payandgoPassword : passwordSet 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

    my iphone says
    APN: payandgo.o2.co.uk
    User: Vertigo
    Pass: password

    Original Poster

    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.

    t0mm;4502005

    my iphone saysAPN: payandgo.o2.co.ukUser: VertigoPass: 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..

    Original Poster

    mohd01;4510320

    that's the settings on my iphone.rash : i am not sure,did your sim come … 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.

    any updates on this??

    bump, i'm also interested in the answer to this Q. (as are many people in ]this thread )

    TehJumpingJawa;4616546

    bump, i'm also interested in the answer to this Q. (as are many people in … 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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