iphone help - is it barred - any ideas

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Found 14th May 2011
I bought an iphone on ebay, apparently on 02. I have activated it OK, but it shows no bars of signal.

It does show O2 next to the bars and 3G.

What I am wondering is has it been blocked? I checked on this site:
amta.org.au/pag…set
and it said no. Also would it show the logos if it was blocked?

I am central in London so I can't believe I genuinely have no signal.

Anyone have any ideas?

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is the phone locked to a different network?

I am central London



Cool.

If it was barred, it would work outside of the UK, so if thats a Australian website it will say no.

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MR1123

is the phone locked to a different network?


was told it was on O2 :-S

Original Poster

that site was recommended on another page!

justingalore

was told it was on O2 :-S



best way to check then is to call o2

MR1123

best way to check then is to call o2


I don't think itunes would have let you activate the handset if it wasn't on their network? Usually it comes up with a sim card provider error message if you try and activate it with say a Vodafone sim, while the handset is on O2.
Edited by: "Pr3cious18" 14th May 2011

What type of SIM do you have? Is it a 3G card ie with 3GPP or similar on the SIM at the end of the long number.

Also you could try this (found this somewhere else that helped with someone's phone that had similar issues)

Go to Settings: General: Network: Disable 3G. Then reset your iPhone.

Go to Settings:General:Reset.

Click Reset Network Settings

Enter your passcode if you have created one.

Click the red button: Reset Network Settings

The iPhone will take a minute to shut down, then it will reboot.

See how you get on

Original Poster

Thanks I'll try this! Just off to cinema now!

Original Poster

Nope no luck!.. Oh well!

Banned

Go to Mizuma's website. Pretend ur going to sell the iphone to them. Enter the phones imei number and it will tell you to keep ur paperweight because its blocked!

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Adnan786

Go to Mizuma's website. Pretend ur going to sell the iphone to them. … Go to Mizuma's website. Pretend ur going to sell the iphone to them. Enter the phones imei number and it will tell you to keep ur paperweight because its blocked!


Thanks! That worked!

Surely it would be more of an awesome iPod touch with a super duper camera than a paperweight?

so is it barred or what?

justingalore

Thanks! That worked!Surely it would be more of an awesome iPod touch with … Thanks! That worked!Surely it would be more of an awesome iPod touch with a super duper camera than a paperweight?



Didnt seem to work in this thread - hotukdeals.com/mis…094

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Would anyone like to buy an iPod touch with an awesome camera?..

Joke - before I get told off for trying to sell things not in the for sale place!..

boothy

so is it barred or what?




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