Just got the iPhone activated, but there's no 3G or Edge sign.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Lemons!, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Lemons! macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    How do I fix this? Also I don't know if this matters, but I'm in California and the sim card I used is from my blackberry. I'm on the iphone plan now.
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Where's the SIM card that came with the iPhone? You need to use that IIRC. Also, why didn't you just activate at the store?
  3. Lemons! thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    They activated it at the store, but because it was ordered under my mom's number, they took the sim card out and used the one I had in my old blackberry. It had the 3g symbol on the SIM too.
  4. teaguecole macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2009
    I am pretty sure that if you have an ATT sim card the phone does the activation on its own. The reason I say this is because I bought an unsubsidized iPhone 3G and I stuck my ATT 3G sim card in to the iPhone (with no iPhone plan, just a normal plan) and the phone activated itself and works great. Indeed I had to install a fake APN profile so I didn't get a crazy bill but I have been using it for a while. I don't think they do anything at the ATT store besides put a working sim card with an account on it in your phone. It's not like they plug the phone in to the computer and "activate" it. I know if you get your phone replaced at the apple store they just swap out sim cards. They don't even check your plan or "activate" it. In fact once they put your sim card they give you the phone. As long as you have an ATT sim card you are good. Im not sure where I am going with this.

    As far as your problem I have no clue. Maybe it's your account (ATT's problem)? Maybe it just needs a restore. Or maybe you have no service. Or maybe it just didn't activate correctly (have you tried taking the sim card out and putting it back in and letting the phone activate again). Who knows?
  5. Lemons! thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    I've noticed something, when I went on my account on ATT Wireless, the ICCID and IMEI numbers for my phone number does not match with my iphone or the iphone box.

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