Unlocked 3GS will not work with FR SFR SIM

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ssajous, Feb 23, 2010.

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    First let me start by saying that I do know what I am doing :) I have a 3G which I have unlocked and take regularly with me to France when I come here for work and I just swap the ATT SIM with the SFR SIM and everything works.

    This time around I took a 3GS, that is from FR Orange that I have JB and unlocked and works with the ATT SIM in the US no problem. Except that when I got here in France this time around (without my 3 G :( ) I popped the SIM in and I get what you guys see in the screen shot, the network is found but the bars are horizontal so I get no reception at all. The SIM still works if I try it in another phone. I don't know if ATT still works on the phone since their signal is so spotty here and I just get no service with that SIM here -- I really don't see why it would have stopped working either.

    I have read every thread on what I think are similar issues but nothing works. I cannot redo the j/b unlock from here since the computer that I use to sync with is back home and I would be without all my music for the rest of the journey and my trip back home. Please let me know if someone has ideas.
     

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    Wow, no one has advice?

    :(

     
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    hey there OP -- any update on this? looking to do the exact same thing in France with a ATT 3GS.

    thanks.
     
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    My guess is that this is a network-barred phone in France, ie reported stolen by the original owner and resold.

    AT&T does not do this for whatever reason, hence why it works there.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    so it's unique to his phone or some other thing? trying to figure this out as i'm headed there soon and want to do the same thing w/ my 3GS.
     

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