Just bought Iphone. Need help dealing with sim card

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jeb467, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. jeb467 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a used iphone. It came with a sim card but do not think it works because I have no service. But anyway, I have my own at&t sim card from my previous phone and I inserted it in the iphone and all I get now is the emergency call function when my sim is in there. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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  3. jeb467 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I have not done anything to the phone. It came with the previous user's sim card in it. I put mine in and that is what came up. Are there steps I need to take to get this done? Would unlocking(already an at&t user) or jailbreaking the phone do anything?
     
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Why not activate it (through iTunes) before you think about any other possible remedies?

    Oh, and did you try a reboot? Hold the home and sleep buttons down until after the "slide to turn off" screen goes away and the apple appears.
     
  5. jeb467 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks. I have everything done now. Is there another way for internet besides wifi? I can not access the college campus's wifi anywhere I go. But any other wifi spot I am fine.
     
  6. AlphaBoy85 macrumors regular

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    GPRS?
     
  7. jdylan macrumors regular

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    Ask the dude you bought it from...

    Only thing I can recommend. I have the same one you have (removable SIM from Asia) and mine works great. I'd get a refund.
     

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